Nov 25 2012

Uganda is still pushing that bill

Jeff Sharlet said on Twitter a couple of hours ago that the New Yorker did bad, lazy journalism in reporting that Uganda had dropped the death penalty from its anti-gay bill. He said The Family had spoon-fed Peter Boyer that information and that he hadn’t checked it. He said they had another “prayer breakfast” just today and that Inhofe sent them a friendly message. I don’t have any other source for this, so I’m just telling you what Sharlet said. He’s been on this story for years, though, so I figure he has sources and knows what he’s talking about.

At any rate, the Huffington Post did report yesterday that the bill is going ahead and that it’s still bad and scary.

A bill proposing that gay and lesbian Ugandans be executed is coming back to Uganda’s Parliament – it could pass at any moment. Worse yet, rumours are suggesting that the bill has been changed in committee and we may not have a chance to see it before it is rushed through.

President Museveni once promised that he would not sign this bill into law. With pressure mounting on him to support the bill, only a massive global outcry – along with our friends in Uganda – will make him keep his promise.

So sign this. And share it.


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  1. 1
    Argle Bargle

    I would have been happy to sign the petition but I couldn’t find anywhere on the page to do so.

  2. 2
    Argle Bargle

    Never mind, I found it. You have to click on the red “All Out” logo at the upper left corner to take you to the petition page.

  3. 3
    Ophelia Benson

    Oh, sorry – it was on the main page when I signed it.

  4. 4

    Just reposting a link Stephanie Zvan posted to a good blog on this issue: Ugandan LGBT Coalition urges extreme caution when foreigners advocate against the anti-homosexuality bill

    The post has been updated and contains suggestions for how people outside Uganda should help, as well as contact details for the offices of Ugandan politicians.

  5. 5

    The link to “sign now” should be:

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