About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Uganda to Fight Donor Pressure on Gay Rights: Minister

by VR Sreeraman on July 2, 2009 at 1:02 PM
Font : A-A+

 Uganda to Fight Donor Pressure on Gay Rights: Minister

Uganda will resist pressures from donor countries to soften its stance on homosexuality and plans to pass a new law that significantly clamps down on gay rights, a minister said Wednesday.

"I have been receiving a number of friends from outside Uganda telling me that we should go slow on the rights of people who promote anal sex," Ethics Minister James Nsaba Buturo said.

Advertisement

"And I'm telling them, 'well, if you in your countries you've chosen to promote anal sex that is your business but leave us alone."

He said that donors have threatened to withhold financial support if Uganda does not alter its position.

The minister added that the government was finalising a draft law aimed at curbing the promotion of gay rights to be tabled in parliament.
Advertisement

Referring to a recent press conference by gay rights campaigners, Buturo said: "That will soon be impossible for them to do... It will impossible for them to issue literature that is aimed at mobilising support."

Buturo has in the past said homosexual sex threatens Ugandan civilization because it does not produce children and accused the United Nations of a secret plot to spread homosexuality.

He has also called for the banning of miniskirts because they can cause road accidents by distracting male drivers.

Source: AFP
LIN
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Organ Donation Week 2022 - 'Take the Pledge to Save Lives'
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
Test Your Knowledge on Lung Transplantation
View all
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Most Popular on Medindia

Find a Hospital Vent Forte (Theophylline) Drug - Food Interactions Find a Doctor Blood Donation - Recipients Indian Medical Journals Noscaphene (Noscapine) Drug Side Effects Calculator Accident and Trauma Care Iron Intake Calculator
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use