Statement By President Barack Obama On The Anti-Homosexuality Bill In Uganda


 

By Jueseppi B.

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Statement by President Barack Obama on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda

 

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 16, 2014

 

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As a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights.  We believe that people everywhere should be treated equally, with dignity and respect, and that they should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, no matter who they are or whom they love.

 

That is why I am so deeply disappointed that Uganda will shortly enact legislation that would criminalize homosexuality.  The Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda, once law, will be more than an affront and a danger to the gay community in Uganda.  It will be a step backward for all Ugandans and reflect poorly on Uganda’s commitment to protecting the human rights of its people.  It also will mark a serious setback for all those around the world who share a commitment to freedom, justice and equal rights.

 

As we have conveyed to President Museveni, enacting this legislation will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda.  At a time when, tragically, we are seeing an increase in reports of violence and harassment targeting members of the LGBT community from Russia to Nigeria, I salute all those in Uganda and around the world who remain committed to respecting the human rights and fundamental human dignity of all persons.

 

 

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38 Responses

  1. Awesome Mr Hack thank you!

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      • I am right here all day every day dear…

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  2. Reblogged this on Carolina Mountain Blue and commented:
    If the United States is to be consistent in its’ values – especially in regards to human rights – , then Uganda – until this horrible law of theirs is repealed – should frankly be treated as a pariah nation by the West.

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  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    The White House has spoken ….. can we see some action??? Please …. there are lives at stake here!!

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  4. Thank you for writing this post!!! Definite reblog!!!

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  5. I agree with everything he said (well, minus the first paragraph that is.)

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  6. Reblogged this on idealisticrebel and commented:
    Important blog.

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