Ugandan govt. minister says ‘It is totally unacceptable’ for Obama to criticize anti-gay bill

A Ugandan government official ardently defended his country’s perogative to pass the “Kill Gays” legislation — and took a swipe at Barack Obama for criticizing it:

[Ugandan minister of ethics and integrity James Nsaba] Buturo, one of the main Ugandan proponents of the bill which would further criminalise homosexuality and even gay rights advocacy, vowed that Ugandan MPs would not be swayed by US or any outside criticism.”We cannot tell the Senate what to do. We cannot tell Congress what to do. So why do they feel that they can tell us what we should do in the interest of our people?” he asked.

“It is totally unacceptable,” Buturo added, in reference to any attempt by some of Uganda’s partners to reverse the adoption of the bill.

“Members of parliament have a constitutional duty to choose between what the people of Uganda want and what others want, and I am sure they will choose what the people of Uganda want,” he said.

This from Uganda’s minister for ethics and integrity. Wow. What’s “totally unacceptable” is passing a law aimed at killing gays.


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