Statement By President Barack Obama On The Anti-Homosexuality Bill In Uganda


By Jueseppi B.



Statement by President Barack Obama on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda


Office of the Press Secretary


February 16, 2014




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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  1. Reblogged this on Carolina Mountain Blue and commented:
    If the United States is to be consistent in its’ values – especially in regards to human rights – , then Uganda – until this horrible law of theirs is repealed – should frankly be treated as a pariah nation by the West.


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