that was passed back in December and is already triggering anti-TBLG violence against the community there.
Here's what President Obama had to say about it in a statement.
a country and a people, the United States has consistently stood for
the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights. We
believe that people everywhere
should be treated equally, with dignity and respect, and that they
should have the opportunity to reach their fullest potential, no matter
who they are or whom they love.
is why I am so deeply disappointed that Uganda will shortly enact
legislation that would criminalize homosexuality. The
Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda, once law,
will be more than an affront and a danger to the gay community in
Uganda. It will be a step backward for all Ugandans and reflect poorly
on Uganda’s commitment to protecting the human rights of its people. It
also will mark a serious setback for all those
around the world who share a commitment to freedom, justice and equal
we have conveyed to President Museveni, enacting this legislation will
complicate our valued relationship with Uganda. 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.