Senator Ron Wyden asks for review of Uganda’s trade status if the gay genocide bill passes

By: Wednesday January 13, 2010 1:55 am

Concerned by what he calls the “barbarity” of Uganda‘s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill (“kill the gays bill”), U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a strong letter on Tuesday to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.  Wyden is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness. [...]

OR: Plans solidifying for Southridge High School student clubs’ "Respect Humanity" rally

By: Monday January 11, 2010 10:00 am

Update: Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle confirmed to speak at rally. Note: please tweet, fb, and recommend the DailyKos version of this diary.  Thx! So much has happened in the scant two weeks since my initial post about the upcoming “Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally” that I thought an update post was needed. As you [...]

Oregon high school with Ugandan sister school plans protest against Uganda’s gay genocide bill

By: Thursday December 31, 2009 11:00 am

UPDATE:  Please email inquiries about this event to respect.uganda AT gmail DOT com Please recommend the DailyKos version of this diary.  Thanks! Uganda’s proposed gay genocide law isn’t just an abstract concern for students at Beaverton, Oregon’s Southridge High School.  Southridge has a sister school in Kalisizo, Uganda, and students and faculty from both have [...]

Senator Chuck Grassley finally denounces Uganda’s gay genocide bill

By: Sunday December 13, 2009 2:36 pm

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has been under pressure to denounce Uganda’s gay genocide bill because of his association with The Family, a group of “Christian” politicians with strong ties to Uganda’s president and to Ugandan legislators who introduced the bill.  Although Grassley tellingly makes no mention of it on his website, the Iowa Independent reports: [...]

Tell Senator Grassley to denounce Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

By: Monday December 7, 2009 6:56 pm

From Justin at One Iowa: One Iowa has launched an online campaign to encourage Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley to speak out against legislation in Uganda that would endanger the lives of gay Ugandans. The legislation would inflict severe penalties upon gay Ugandans, up to and including the death penalty. As a member of the fundamentalist [...]

Rowan Williams silent on Ugandan gay genocide bill but blasts nomination of lesbian bishop-elect

By: Sunday December 6, 2009 9:45 pm

Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams is really showing his spots.  He still refuses to speak out against the pending gay genocide legislation in Uganda, but wasted no time in immediately condemning the Los Angeles Diocese’s nomination of the Rev. Canon Mary D. Glasspool.  Glasspool is a lesbian, and that is apparently the only facet of [...]

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