Skip to comments.Obama: [Ugandas] Anti-gay law would 'complicate' relationship with Uganda
Posted on 02/16/2014 2:27:30 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. President Obama warned Sunday that a harsh new anti-gay law in Uganda would complicate our valued relationship with the east African country, which receives hundreds of millions of dollars a year in U.S. aid.
In a last-ditch effort to derail the measure, national security advisor Susan Rice called Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over the weekend and urged him not to sign the measure. The law includes a provision of life in prison for aggravated homosexuality.
But amid news reports that Museveni was intent on pressing forward, Obama said Sunday that the move would be a step backward for all Ugandans and would reflect poorly on the countrys commitment to protecting the human rights of its people.
As we have conveyed to President Museveni, enacting this legislation will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda, Obama said in a written statement released Sunday. At a time when, tragically, we are seeing an increase in reports of violence and harassment targeting members of the LGBT community from Russia to Nigeria, I salute all those in Uganda and around the world who remain committed to respecting the human rights and fundamental human dignity of all persons.(continued)
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It’s their country...their rules. MYOB
Osama doesn’t say a damn thing about Christians being executed across the Middle East, but boo hoo for the homosexual mafia. Go suck a lemon, TOTUS.
21.8 million people have died from aids. So lets promote homosexuality??
I used to get shocked. Not now. Of all the problems Africa has, gay rights don’t even hit the radar.
Susan called Uganda for Obama....Susan is stuck on stupid.
I guess HOMObama won’t be vacationing in Uganda.....
Memo to Obama you are not their leader Dude
Note to Obummer:
Uganda doesn’t care.
But not a peep about the muzzies & what sharia law says about homos.
I’ll second that-bad enough he can’t MHOFB right here at home-he has to throw gasoline on foreign fires by pontificating about what goes on in someone else’s country...
Gonna update the FB page to complicated is he?
Is he some kind of colonialist ruler telling Uganda how to run their own country?
Did she blame everything on a video?
Vacationing , no. But there are some nice golf courses there.
You know the U.S is in trouble when the subject of gays are mentioned in foreign policies!! We sink lower in the pit each day libs are in control!!
Must be more fallout from a hateful video, right Susan?