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Apparently The U.S. Government Does Oppose Uganda’s Kill the Gays Bill

We believe that gay and lesbian citizens should enjoy the same rights and individual freedoms as other citizens. The Department of State has spoken out clearly and repeatedly against this type of discriminatory legislation in Uganda, and we will continue to do so.

In this regard, I have spoken to the most senior officials in the Ugandan government about this issue, and stand ready to add my voice as required in the future. Our ambassador and embassy in Kampala will continue to monitor any anti-?gay and lesbian legislation and we will speak out forcefully to prevent its passage.

– Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Johnnie Carson (pictured above) responding to activist Clinton Fein’s letter. Fein askied Carson to implore the Ugandan head of government to permanently shelve the “Kill the Gays” bill. The last time we heard the State Department denounce the bill was in 2009.

Rumor is the bill may already be slowly weakening. Of course, even if the Ugandan president vetoes the bill the parliament could still override his veto.

Image via U.S. Department of State

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           Sep 8, 2011
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  • 16 Comments
    • Thomas Maguire
      Thomas Maguire

      I wonder if GOProud supports the ‘Kill The Gays’ bill?

      Sep 8, 2011 at 10:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      GOProud does indeed support the “kill the gays” bill because it’s in Uganda and if there’s one thing GOProud wants it’s more black people killed.

      and you all know im right.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 11:11 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      The Department of State has spoken out clearly and repeatedly against this type of discriminatory legislation in Uganda, and we will continue to do so. In this regard, I have spoken to the most senior officials in the Ugandan government about this issue, and stand ready to add my voice as required in the future. Our ambassador and embassy in Kampala will continue to monitor any anti-gay and lesbian legislation and we will speak out forcefully to prevent its passage.

      All talk, all the time.

      Big deal.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 11:29 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thomas Maguire
      Thomas Maguire

      @Little Kiwi: I ask as it is the Obama Administration opposing this bill and God knows GOProud opposes Obama on EVERYFUCKINGTHING.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      of course they do. they oppose everything blacks or “liberals” do. GOProud are a group of sad white boys whose fathers wish they’d paid for their wives abortions. fact.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chancery
      Chancery

      @Little Kiwi: Do they oppose the overwhelming black homophobia and black police shooting up trannies?

      Sep 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      they don’t mind “black police” shooting up “trannies” because GOProud hates anything black people do. Fact.

      and they dont’ oppose the *cough* “overwhelming black homophobia” because they’re overwhelmingly homophobic themselves, and racist to boot.

      i get it, though. you don’t like black people. it’s ok. your parents don’t like you :-)

      get your white ass into the real world.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      p.s. GOProud hates transpeople, too.

      they care only about white gay people with money who are Christians and even then, they have limits on what “kind” of gay people they support.

      basically, to be a member of GOProud you have to cut off your balls and give them to your parents in exchange for “tolerance”

      you know, kinda like you do already :D

      Sep 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chancery
      Chancery

      @Little Kiwi: Well, then they can just sit back and let the blacks go to town on black gays. Who really are the biggest victims of black gaybashers, way more than white gays have to deal with it.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 1:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Little Kiwi
      Little Kiwi

      wow. what profound insights, Chancery. next you’ll be telling us about the amazing wet properties of rain.

      we get it. you don’t like blacks. congrats.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Riker
      Riker

      Mon petit kiwi, you keep pushing this father-hates-them theory. I would love to see your peer-reviewed research on this topic. Or are you just talking out of your (adorable and very humpable) ass again?

      Sep 8, 2011 at 3:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Elloreigh
      Elloreigh

      @the crustybastard: “all talk all the time”

      Exactly. How about recalling an ambassador, sanctions, freezing aid, etc.

      I’ll believe the talk if and when there are actions to support it. Until then, it’s just the usual, meaningless talk.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MBear
      MBear

      umm…invoking Godwin here, but I wonder if ‘all the talk’ was effective against that German guy way back when.

      Sep 8, 2011 at 5:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • matt polk wichita ks
      matt polk wichita ks

      @Little Kiwi: yah who doesnt like a bunch of black people dead its a beautiful thing

      Sep 8, 2011 at 10:29 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • matt polk wichita ks
      matt polk wichita ks

      i dont see why we are opposing this and not helping them this is the best thing to happen to african culture since slavery

      Sep 8, 2011 at 10:30 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      @Elloreigh:

      Empty words on behalf of gay rights are more than enough for Democratic voters.

      “But the Obama Administration opposes it!”

      /eyeroll

      Sep 9, 2011 at 10:43 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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