Rep. Eliot Engel Statement on Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill

“To be clear, the passage of this legislation is a stain on the human rights record of Uganda, and appears to be part of a troubling trend of legislation intended to undermine basic human rights in that country.”

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Eliot Engel, the senior Democratic Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding the Ugandan parliament’s approval of a bill which would criminalize consensual behavior between adults and outlaw the promotion of LGBT rights.

“I am deeply disturbed by the Ugandan parliament’s approval of a so-called ‘anti-homosexuality bill,’ which would in effect criminalize consensual behavior between adults and outlaw the promotion of LGBT rights. To be clear, the passage of this legislation is a stain on the human rights record of Uganda, and appears to be part of a troubling trend of legislation intended to undermine basic human rights in that country. I call on President Museveni to reject this discriminatory bill and make clear that Uganda respects the rights of all its citizens.”

2 Responses to “Rep. Eliot Engel Statement on Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill”


  1. 1 Dr. Rex December 20, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Uganda ….. you are wrong!! And the world sees it!!


  1. 1 Citibank refuses to condemn Ugandan gay-killing bill | Dear Kitty. Some blog Trackback on December 21, 2013 at 2:30 am

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