Stand up for human rights in Uganda
Ugandan Parliamentarian David Bahati has introduced legislation in Uganda that not only outlaws homosexuality but makes "any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex" punishable by prison or even death. It condemns HIV awareness programs as "promotion of homosexuality" and provides for up to 3-year sentences for anyone who does not report all homosexual persons they know to the authorities.
This bill would have disastrous effects for gay men and women in Uganda, would aggravate an already alarming trend of criminalization of homosexuality across Africa, and could spur Ugandan homosexuals to flee this persecution and seek safe refuge outside of the country.
Two Letters are circulating Congress – to President Obama and to President Museveni. Urge your Member of Congress to sign on.