Obama Denounces Anti-Gay Bill in Uganda as ‘Odious’

from Agence France Presse

President Barack Obama on Thursday denounced as “odious” a proposed anti-gay law in Uganda that calls for the death penalty in cases of “aggravated homosexuality.”

“We may disagree about gay marriage, but surely we can agree that it is unconscionable to target gays and lesbians for who they are, whether it is here in the United States or… more extremely, in odious laws that are being proposed most recently in Uganda,” Obama said.

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