Saturday, 28 December 2013

Life In Prison For Being Gay?

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Stand Against Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

Please sign the petition today!

The Ugandan Parliament passed a bill that would make homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison – and the only person who can stop it is Uganda's president. If this bill becomes law, not only will LGBT people be sent to prison for the rest of their lives, but people like HIV doctors could face prison time, too.

Homosexuality is already a crime in Uganda -- LGBT people can face a 14 year sentence just because the government has decided that their sexual orientation "destroys" the Ugandan family unit. LGBT people face horrific discrimination, with local tabloid papers, neighbors, and even family members outing them to turn them in to the police.

This climate of fear and hatred is not the way to protect the Ugandan family unit, and it's not going to cure the HIV epidemic in the country.

President Yoweri Museveni is all that stands in the way of this vicious bill – and now that foreign governments are speaking out against the bill, he's saying he hasn't decided yet if he's going to pass it. He told the press, 'I will first go through it, if I find that it is right I will sign but if I find that it is not right I will send it back to parliament.'

Tell President Yoweri Museveni to abolish the Uganda anti-gay bill.

Thank you for taking action,

Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

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