RWANDA also passing Anti-GAY law!!

December 16, 2009 at 12:07pm

Pierre Le Roux December 16 at 1:07am Reply

GROUP is LGBT Power (of South Africa)
http://www.facebook.com/groups/edit.php?members&gid=6433252801

THEY NEED HELP!!!

Make you wonder if it also due to the spreading HATE of our Theocratic Xtian thing
called the FAMILY. Pure fascist in intent, they are picking on the weakes of us, but
will not stop there! Watch RACHEL MADDOW .... and read The FAMILY , or else!!!


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RWANDAN PARLIAMENT TO VOTE ON CRIMINALIZING HOMOSEXUALITY THIS WEEK

On December 16, 2009, the lower house of the Rwandan Parliament will hold its final debate on a draft revision of the penal code that will, for the first time, make homosexuality a crime in Rwanda. A vote on this draft code will occur before the end of the week. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has learned that the proposed Article 217 of the draft Penal Code Act will criminalize "[a]ny person who practices, encourages or sensitizes people of the same sex, to sexual relation or any sexual practice." Rwanda's Chamber of Deputies will vote on the draft code December 16, 2009. If the Chamber of Deputies approves, the draft code will go before the Rwandan Senate most likely in early 2010.

Article 217 violates Rwandans' basic human rights and is contradictory to the Rwandan Constitution as well as various regional and international conventions. IGLHRC, the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), and Rwanda's Horizon Community Association (HOCA) will shortly issue a call to action to demand that the Rwandan Parliament withdraw this article. We urge the international community to act against this proposed law and support the equality, dignity, and privacy of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in Rwanda.

This draft provision targeting LGBT people closely follows the introduction of a similar measure in neighboring Uganda, where the nation's parliament is currently debating an Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The proposed Ugandan law would prohibit all LGBT activism and organizing, would further criminalize consensual same-sex conduct between adults, which is already illegal in Uganda, and in some cases apply the death penalty.

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STORY OF A YOUNG UGANDAN GAY COUPLE

(Originally published on Daily Monitor article by Rodney Muhumuza )

A proposed anti-gay law could make Uganda perhaps the most dangerous place for homosexuals and drive the gays of Uganda further underground. In a rare interview, the first of its kind with a newspaper journalist, a lesbian told Saturday Monitor’s Rodney Muhumuza why she is very scared.

http://warfare-delightful-dreary-life.blogspot.com/

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CALL FOR UGANDANS TO SPEAK OUT!

If there are any GLBT Ugandans members of this group (living in South Africa), please message me. Currently a prominent South African investigative journalism program have expressed interest in doing an exposé.

If any members of this group knows of anyone who have been detained in Uganda, suffered abuse or harassment, please also notify me. Also if any South Africans are currently at risk in Uganda, we need to know.

So if you have any information, want to speak out, please do so.

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