Statement from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Uganda’s New Draconian Anti-LGBT Legislation


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Statement from the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Uganda’s New Draconian Anti-LGBT Legislation

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 — Today the Ugandan Parliament passed a bill that would punish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people with life in prison. Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: “Imagine being put in jail for life for who you are and who you love. That’s the law that was passed by the Ugandan Parliament today. It’s draconian; it’s pure unadulterated discrimination; it’s outrageous. It’s against the fundamental human rights we as Americans cherish. We urge President Museveni to stand against discrimination of all forms and to refuse to sign the legislation. We also urge our government to do everything within its power to prevent this bill from becoming law.”

To learn more about the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, visit and follow us on Twitter: @TheTaskForce.

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