Friday, December 11, 2009

A slight improvement

According to reports, h/t Titus One Nine, Uganda will drop the death penalty and life imprisonment for gays and lesbians infringing Uganda's proposed new law. Bloomberg has a report here.

Funnily enough, notwithstanding significant criticism of Ugandan religious leaders for not speaking more audibly against the bill, the report includes this paragraph :

"The draft bill, which is under consideration by a parliamentary committee, will drop the two punishments to attract the support of religious leaders who are opposed to these penalties, Buturo said today in a phone interview from the capital, Kampala."

I presume the support sought is from Ugandan religious leaders since I also suppose that many religious leaders outside of Uganda (and hopefully many inside Uganda) remain opposed to any law which increases discrimination and persecution of gay and lesbian people.

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