Drop Uganda's Anti-Gay Law: <br>Equality not Persecution
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President Museveni, Ugandan Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, Members of Parliament, World leaders
Here in Uganda the Speaker of Parliament is calling it a “Christmas present” to the nation --
a horrific bill that could put people like me to death just for being gay. We’ve fought this crazy law before
with strong organizing in Uganda and with friends from around the world.
We can do it again, but I need your help.
Right now the Ugandan government is mixed up in a massive corruption scandal
over stolen aid funds and disappearing pensions, so bashing gays makes for a convenient political distraction. We aren’t falling for it though, and
we’re going to call out this crude attack on basic human rights
for what it is, a diversion from the real work of governing our country. If the speaker and members of parliament feel the heat from enough of us in Uganda and around the world, we’ll push them to spend their time on issues that really matter for the country, and drop this shameful bill.
The Speaker has said
the law could be put up for a vote any day now
, so now’s the time to show her and fellow lawmakers that the Ugandan government should focus on battling corruption, supporting education, and growing our economy – not attacking its own citizens.
Sign this urgent petition to get this message across to the Parliament loud and clear