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Tell Ugandan President Museveni: Promise to veto the "Kill the Gays" bill

Dear Friend,

Conservative lawmakers in the Ugandan Parliament are once again pushing a bill that would make being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender a crime that is punishable by death.

The Ugandan "Kill the Gays" bill is back on the Parliament's schedule to be passed before the end of the year.

After he initially endorsed the bill, President Museveni responded to international pressure and promised to veto the bill. But it's going to take a massive outcry from activists to overcome intense pressure at home and ensure that he keeps this promise.1

Tell Ugandan President Museveni: Keep your promise to veto the "Kill the Gays" bill. Click here to automatically sign the petition. We'll hand-deliver the signatures to Uganda's embassy in Washington, D.C.

The newest version of the bill would pit Ugandans against each other. Teachers, parents, and landlords — among others — could be criminally charged if they fail to denounce their students, children, and renters they know to be gay. Meanwhile, gays and lesbians will be subject to life imprisonment and even, in some cases, the death penalty.2

Homophobic fervor has been brewing for years in Uganda, but was most recently stepped-up by American, right-wing evangelicals who traveled to the country for the purpose of spreading disinformation about homosexuality and encouraging anti-gay legislation.3 In the past week, they've been cheering this bill on and pushing for its passage.4

This isn't the first time this brutal bill has been debated in Uganda. Lawmakers tried to push a "Kill the Gays" bill last year, but a massive outcry from activists around the globe forced Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to form a commission to investigate implications of passing this legislation. As pushback intensified, the commission recommended that the legislation be withdrawn.

Tell Ugandan President Museveni: Keep your promise to veto the "Kill the Gays" bill. Click the link below to automatically sign the petition. We'll hand-deliver the signatures to Uganda's embassy in Washington, D.C.
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=6991567&p=uganda_veto&id=51124-3362360-ZnJhuHx&t=9

The lives of hundreds of thousands of Ugandans are at stake. We must take action right now.

Thank you for taking action to protect the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans.

Jordan Krueger, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets


1. Colin Stewart, "Uganda president: I'll block 'Kill the Gays' bill." Erasing 76 Crimes, 06/18/2012. 2. Andy Towle, "Ugandan Passage of 'Kill the Gays' Bill Imminent, Activists Fear." Towleroad, 11/22/2012.
3. Jim Burroway, "Anti-Gay Conference Kicks Off In Kampala." Box Turtle Bulletin, 03/05/2009.
4. Jim Burroway, "Scott Lively Tickled Pink Over Imminent Passage of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill." Box Turtle Bulletin, 11/25/2012.


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