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US Reviews Ugandan Relations After Anti-Gay Law

by Jason St. Amand
Monday Feb 24, 2014
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White House press secretary Jay Carney
White House press secretary Jay Carney  (Source:AP Photo)

The White House says the United States is reviewing its relationship with Uganda because of the African nation’s new anti-gay law.

Uganda’s president signed a bill into law Monday that punishes gay sex with up to life in prison. He said the law was needed because the West is promoting homosexuality in Africa.

White House press secretary Jay Carney called the law "abhorrent." Carney said the country "took a step backward" with the law and urged its repeal.

Carney said the White House is undergoing the review of its relationship. He declined to say what that could mean in terms of aid or other impacts while the review is underway.

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  • Anonymous, 2014-02-24 18:01:59

    We must demand that our government stop all aid to Uganda until thiis law is repealed! PLEASE tell everyone to post th8


  • Michael Markic, 2014-02-24 18:40:01

    I agree 100%, Stop any possible aid to any country that makes such despicable laws


  • Anonymous, 2014-02-24 18:57:28

    That was supposed to say tell everyone to post this on their FB page and contact their representative.


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