The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP
Deputy Leader of the Opposition
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development
Uganda’s anti-gay laws
26 FEBRUARY 2014
Labor unequivocally condemns Uganda’s new anti-gay laws that reportedly include life sentences for gay sex and same-sex marriage.
We are also alarmed by news that following the President’s assent to the laws, a Ugandan newspaper published ‘the names of 200 homosexuals…outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay’.
The new laws deny the LGBTI people of Uganda some of the most basic human rights.
We call on the Abbott Government to register Australia’s protest in the strongest terms.