State Department Advocates Against Uganda’s ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill

Johnnie Carson, the Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, has confirmed the State Department is condemning Uganda’s proposed “Kill The Gays” bill, saying, “I have spoken to the most senior officials in the Ugandan government about this issue, and stand ready to add my voice as required in the future. Our ambassador and embassy in Kampala will continue to monitor any anti-​gay and lesbian legislation and we will speak out forcefully to prevent its passage.” Reports indicate the Ugandan legislature will be reconsidering the bill soon.