Uganda Anti-Gay Legislation Should Be Condemned

San Jose Mercury News editorial

The appalling fact that Uganda is still considering legislation that would impose a death penalty on homosexuals illuminates the anti-gay atrocities occurring every day throughout East Africa.

The U.S. evangelical movement, which helped trigger the anti-gay movement in Africa, should universally condemn the proposed Uganda law. President Barack Obama has already made clear his opposition, but he should go further: The United States government, which in October pledged to give Uganda $246 million to help revive the ravaged nation, should make it clear that any future aid is contingent on the African nation renouncing this outrageous violation of human rights.

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