U.S. Lawmakers Condemn Uganda Anti-Gay Bill

from Agence France Presse

US lawmakers introduced legislation Wednesday sharply condemning an anti-homosexuality bill in Uganda’s parliament, calling it an attack on human rights and an obstacle to battling HIV/AIDS.

“The proposed Ugandan bill not only threatens human rights, it also reverses so many of the gains that Uganda has made in the fight against HIV/AIDS,” said House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Howard Berman, a Democrat.

More than three dozen Representatives co-sponsored the legislation, but just one of them is a Republican, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the party’s most senior member on Berman’s panel.

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