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U.S. Senate Takes a Stand Against Uganda's Homophobia

Written By: Jennifer Redner
April 14, 2010

 

The U.S. Senate has taken a stand against homophobia by unanimously passing a resolution that calls upon members of the Ugandan parliament to reject the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill” that was introduced in October 2009. Introduced by Senators Russ Feingold (D-WI), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Susan Collins (R-ME), this bipartisan resolution sends a strong message to the world that differences in sexual orientation should not be subject to the death penalty let alone imprisonment or other forms of stigmatization and discrimination. Uganda is only one of 80 countries that criminalize homosexuality and the resolution passed by the Senate yesterday evening calls for countries throughout the world to remove or stop seeking the codification of these human rights abuses.

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