Tomorrow, Uganda may vote into law its infamous “Kill The Gays” bill, which its top lawmaker and presidential hopeful, Rebecca Kadaga, has promised as a “Christmas gift” to Uganda’s Christians. The bill demands the death penalty for the “crime” of “aggravated homosexuality” and mandatory jail sentences for those caught aiding gay people.
There’s a petition on the White House’s site that asks President Obama to “grant refugee status for LGBTQIA people and cut foreign aid until repeal of ‘Kill the Gays’ Bill in Uganda.” Because, what will happen to all the gay people in Uganda if being gay becomes a crime punishable by death?
Two disgusting footnotes: Uganda’s Kill The Gays bill calls for the killing of anyone guilty of the law — even if they reside or escape to a foreign country. So, if you are a citizen of Uganda, and you’re gay, and living in the U.S., Uganda’s law demands you be handed over to Ugandan authorities for trial, and, presumably, death.
Also, where did this intense anti-gay push come from?
Please take a moment to sign the petition.
There’s also a petition at Causes.com.
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