We have conveyed to President Museveni, enacting this legislation will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda
By Melanie Nathan, February 16, 2014.
President Barack Obama informs the world that he has indicated to President Yoweri Museveni that this anti- homosexuality Bill will complicate US relations with Uganda. And damn right it will. Because as an LGBT activist community we are going to go all out to hound anyone who does business with Uganda again. Mark my words! This will include stopping tourism in its tracks! Ugandans have said they prefer their sovereignty to peaceful international relations, and as Museveni has told his NRM Party that he is ready to go to war with world gays over this, he is then indicating he is ready for war with our President who supports us. They will then pay the price.
Now let us hope that President Obama will open our doors to Ugandan refugees.
Statement by President Barack Obama on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda
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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