Media Advisory: Protest Called Against Ugandan “Kill the Gays Bill” at Ugandan High Commission
OTTAWA, ONTARIO—(Marketwire – Nov. 29, 2012) – The Centre for Inquiry (CFI) Canada, a national humanist organization, will lead a protest against the Ugandan “Kill the Gays Bill” at the Ugandan High Commission in Ottawa (231 Cobourg Street) on December 3, 2012 at 10:00 am EST.
The bill would increase already severe penalties for homosexuality, including the possibility of a death sentence for “aggravated homosexuality.” The long arm of this law could stretch to Canada, with some of the bill’s targeted offences applicable to Ugandan citizens living outside the country.
“The only benefit we can hope from this is that it further galvanizes the global community in support of gay rights around the world,” said Kevin Smith, CFI President.
“While Ugandan politicians supporting the bill criticize its international opponents and demand their government be free from outside influence, in fact outside influence, in the form of American Evangelicals, has been instrumental in spreading an anti-gay agenda in Uganda.”