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John Kerry: America will now review its relations with Uganda over its anti-gay law

  • Truth

    ‘Review’? What is there to review? These people are imbeciles … just read what their president has said, for f**k’s sake! There should be an IMMEDIATE end to relations until such time as they repeal ALL discriminatory laws – as per their constitution. It’s time to stop pussyfooting around with these places. America talks tough – but does nothing to protect the human rights of gay people abroad.

    • Steven Gibson

      I totally agree with you, whats there to review, its a no brainer in my books, we need to place embargoes as we’ve done with Cuba

    • val

      As much as I would like to see that kind of reaction, homosexuality is illegal in so many countries that the US isn’t just going to turn around and break relations with all of them. I think it’s already quite important that the Obama administration has been vocal on this. What I think they should do is facilitate asylum applications from Uganda and whatever additional cost this incurs for the US, it should come out of whatever aid is paid to Uganda. Same for any other anti-gay country. How I would love to see that… Not punitive measures that will make these people more popular in their countries because they will appear to be standing up to the United States just rational measures that hurt the bottom line. If all pro-gay western countries did that, it would have an impact for the lives of LGBT people in these countries.

      • Truth

        Your ideas are good … but surely America can put enormous pressure on the UN to do something much more concrete … like cancelling Uganda’s membership, withdrawing travel permits for politicians and closing any embassies?

        • val

          As I’ve said! I don’t think they’re ready to do that with Middle eastern countries, for example.

          • val

            Sorry for the exclamation mark. Typo.

  • Paul

    What is it that Uganda produces which is invaluable to the civilised world? I think that the answer will tell how far we are prepared to go against this state.

  • Steven Gibson

    Dear Mr Kerry, I have admired you for some time now, and I totally agree, we need to tell the Ugandan Government we will not allow you to treat LGBTI community like, and I implore you to speak with other members of other Governments, you opposite number in the Australia Government for example, and if you need to, tell the Abbott Government that the Obama Government need to have his Governments support in sanctions again Uganda.

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