• Blog Stats

    • 450,298 hits
  • Follow MY MIND SNAPS on WordPress.com
  • Walt Shakes

    Walt Shakes

    Walter Ude (@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter. He blogs at mymindsnaps.wordpress.com.

    Verified Services

    View Full Profile →

  • WHAT CAN WORDS DO (poems)?

    What Can Words Do?

    Buy your copy of Nigeria's best selling collection of poems. Contact 08060109295 or click image to buy on Amazon.

  • Follow me on Twitter

  • It looks like the WordPress site URL is incorrectly configured. Please check it in your widget settings.

  • Advertisements

President Obama condemns Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law, says it is a step Backwards

obama-speakingUgandan President Yoweri Museveni, on February 14th 2014, revealed to members of his party that he would sign the bill imposing harsh sentences for homosexual acts, which may include life sentences.

The bill will aid in criminalizing homosexual relations. After the first conviction, offenders would face a 14-year jail term, whereby more convictions may lead to life penalty in prison. A 2009 version of the bill was withdrawn after public outcry of the death penalty.

On Sunday, 16th February, President Barack Obama condemned the law. He said in a statement:

“As we have conveyed to President Museveni, enacting this legislation will complicate our valued relationship with Uganda. The bill 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.”

Obama also spoke on countries where the bill has been legalized. “Tragically, we are seeing an increase in reports of violence and harassment targeting members of the LGBT community from Russia to Nigeria.”

Leave a comment

1 Comment

  1. Uganda President reacts to President Obama’s criticism of Uganda’s Anti-Gay Law | MY MIND SNAPS

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: