RMT To Protest Against 'Kill The Gays' Bill At Ugandan Embassy
RMT LGBT demonstration: Solidarity with Ugandan LGBT people! Stop the "Kill The Gays" bill!
Location: UGANDA HIGH COMMISSION, TRAFALGAR SQUARE, LONDON, WC2N 5DX (Map).
The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality “Kill the Gays” Bill has been placed on the schedule of Parliament - meaning it will be on business of the day any time from now.
The Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law in Uganda has called for protest actions across the World.
The law would broaden the criminalization of same-sex relationships and if passed into law would bring in one of the most discriminatory legal regimes in the world for sexual minorities. The already persecuted LGBT community in Uganda face further danger and LGBT rights advocates would be rounded up and imprisoned.
Global condemnation stopped this harsh law twice before.
PLEASE JOIN RMT ACTIVISTS ON THURSDAY 6TH DECEMBER.
We will also be handing out the following flyers:
- REJECT THE “KILL THE GAYS” BILL
- ANTI-GAY LEGISLATION IS AN OFFENCE TO DECENCY
- STOP PUSHING DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION
- PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF ALL UGANDANS REGARDLESS OF GENDER IDENTITY OR SEXUAL
In Uganda, an anti-gay Bill – known as the “Kill the Gays” Bill – will be debated and voted on by Ugandan MPs any time now.
The RMT National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers joins others in describing this bill as abhorrent and an offence to decency, and we stand shoulder- to-shoulder with all people opposing this draconian anti-gay legislation.
If the Ugandan Parliament passes this bill into law, it would bring in one of the most discriminatory legal regimes in the world for sexual minorities.
We note that many Ugandan parliamentarians describe homosexuality as ‘un- African’, when in fact the history of British colonialism in Uganda and other African countries reveals it was anti-homosexual legislation rather than homosexuality that was introduced by external forces. It is homophobia that is a remnant of old colonialism and ‘un-African’, not homosexuality.
We call on the President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni to renounce this odious bill and uphold the universal human rights embodied in the Ugandan constitution, and protect the rights of all Ugandans regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation.
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