Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Hilary Stands Up to Ugandan Anti-Gay Legislation

I knew I should have voted for her. Proving once again who's got the balls in the White House, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton called on Uganda to abandon proposed legislation that would criminalize homosexuality in the African nation.

From Advocate.com:
On the eve of World AIDS Day, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Monday made the strongest statement yet by an administration official that the United States will not tolerate efforts to criminalize homosexuality among countries that receive U.S. funding to combat HIV/AIDS.

“Obviously, our efforts are hampered whenever discrimination or marginalization of certain populations results in less effective outreach and treatment. So we will work not only to ensure access for all who need it but also to combat discrimination more broadly,” she said during a press conference in which officials also announced that the XIX International AIDS Conference, set for 2012, will be held in United States — the first time the conference has been held here since 1990. “We have to stand against any efforts to marginalize and criminalize and penalize members of the LGBT community worldwide.”
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