Gay Sex Punishable by Death (Yes, Really)

A proposed bill storming through Uganda’s parliament is one of the most severe pieces of anti-gay legislation in the entire world! If passed, it would establish an alarming precedent that would virtually annihilate the human rights of Uganda’s LGBT people.

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 allies by instituting prison sentences of up to 7 years for those offering protect or support to LGBT individuals.

• Gays and lesbians convicted of having gay sex would be sentenced, at minimum, to life in prison

• People who test positive for HIV may be executed

• Homosexuals who have sex with a minor, or engage in homosexual sex more than once, may also receive the death penalty

• The bill forbids the “promotion of homosexuality,” which in effect bans organizations working in HIV and AIDS prevention

• Anyone who knows of homosexual activity taking place but does not report it would risk up to three years in prison

The vote on this bill could happen as soon as the end of this month, so we’ve got to act fast.   Tell your Representative to condemn the proposed legislation that would deal a blow to human rights in Uganda and across 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.

Go to Amnesty International’s website and take action now!   Stop this witch hunt against LGBT people!

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One Response

  1. I have a working theory about the frenzy that has taken Uganda over!
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