Stop Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

A proposed bill storming through Uganda’s parliament is one of the most severe pieces of anti-homosexuality legislation in the entire world! If it passes, it would establish an alarming precedent that would virtually annihilate the human rights of Uganda’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) population.

In October 2009, Parliamentarian David Bahati introduced draconian legislation in Uganda that would make “any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex” punishable by prison or even death. The bill even takes aim at those offering protection or support to any LGBT person by instituting harsh prison sentences of up to 7 years.

If the Ugandan Parliament chooses to endorse this hateful legislation, it would be responsible for depriving countless Ugandans of their human rights as well as placing LGBT people throughout the world at significantly greater risk.

The vote on this bill could happen as soon as the end of this month, so we’ve got to act fast. We fear that the negative consequences sparked from the passage of such irresponsible legislation will not stop at Uganda’s borders, but will reverberate throughout the rest of Africa and even the world.

Fortunately, momentum to fight Uganda’s egregious bill has already started building in Washington. Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) is spearheading a joint Congressional letter that will be sent to Uganda’s President urging him to put an end to this discrimination. We need all U.S. Representatives to unite in opposition to codify persecution and discrimination in Uganda.

Click here to urge your Representative to sign-on to stop Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

One thought on “Stop Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

  1. I believe that every human being has the right to Liberty and Justice, reverence and respect. Sexual or Gender identification cannot be an exception. All people are created equal by God and are our brothers and sisters in the cosmic dimension.

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