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Ugandan MP says he may amend anti-gay bill

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  1. money talks! so does pressure. Homphobes start squirming if they think that their prejudice will affect their power. personally i will no longer holiday or donate to any country that is as homphobic as this.

  2. BrazilBoysBlog 21 Jan 2010, 9:38pm

    Who gives a toss? Are we expected to be grateful that this ´kill the gays bill´ is now likely to become the ´Imprison the gays for life´ bill? Yippee!

    I´m with the Swedish minister on this one. Until Uganda not only completely drops this bill, but also legislates in favour of full equal treatment of it´s lesbian and gay citizens, all international aid should be stopped. Obviously there should be no gay tourism and we should offer safe refuge to gays needing to escape this travesty of a government.

  3. I agree with the Swedish minister. Uganda does not deserve a dime until it drops this bill altogether. Uganda’s government should be ashamed of themselves.

  4. This situation of state-sponsored homophobia and repression in many African and Asian countries should be responded to in the same way the civilised world acted with regard to the apartheid regime in South Africa between the 1960s and the 1980s – hitting these morally corrupt governments where it hurts – sanctions, discouraging tourism and ever increasing diplomatic pressure until these vile abuses of the human rights of gay people are dropped.

  5. Simon Murphy 22 Jan 2010, 10:34am

    Too little, too late.

    Thanks to this bill the world knows how murderously homophobic Uganda is.

    Even if this bill is discarded in its entirelty it it irrelevant. Uganda will simply keep their existing bill which punishes homosexuality with 14 years in jail.

    Not a penny of British taxpayers money should be sent to Uganda – they obviously don’t need our money if they have the finances to persecute gay people.

  6. “protect the traditional family”, then you should have the death sentence or life imprisonment for adultery and criminalise divorce!!!!!

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