Manhattan Pols Take on Human Rights Issue in Uganda

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As the fight for marriage equality continues in New York State a battle for human rights and in fact, human lives, is building in Uganda. Manhattan’s own Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney is a leading voice in the international outrage sparked by Uganda’s proposed “Anti-Homosexuality Bill”. An excerpt from Maloney’s letter to President Obama and the Human rights commission – in full HERE , explains the dire situation:

The recent developments in Uganda have sent shockwaves throughout the international community and for good reason.

The Uganda Parliament recently introduced a bill that would further criminalize homosexual behavior.

It would make “any form of sexual relations between persons of the same sex” punishable by a minimum of seven years in prison and in cases of so-called “serial offenders” and HIV positive individuals, death.

Manhattan Assemblyman Micah Kellner is also doing his part by trying to introduce a resolution in Albany decrying the situation in Uganda.

GET INVOLVED : Congresswoman Maloney is joining with human rights advocates to hold a protest and press conference outside the Uganda House (336 East 45th Street) on Monday, February 8th at 12:15 pm. MYD members are invited to participate.