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Ugandan President ‘Ridiculed’ Hillary Clinton When Challenged on Anti-Homosexuality Act

Hillary Clinton has revealed in her memoir Hard Choices that she unsuccessfully urged Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to halt the passage of his country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.

Hillary Clinton Hard ChoicesSaid Clinton: "He [President Museveni] ridiculed my concerns."

The Act, which was given presidential assent by Mr Museveni in February, calls for offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in prison and makes it a criminal offence to not report someone for being gay.

Last week, the U.S. announced that it had cut aid to Uganda, cancelled a planned military exercise with the country and banned Ugandan citizens involved in human rights abuses from entering the United States.

In her book, Clinton also writes about her anger at the murder of Ugandan gay rights campaigner David Kato in 2011.

“David was killed in what police said was a robbery but it was more likely an execution. I was appalled that the police and government had done little to protect David after public calls for his murder. But this was about more than police incompetence. It was the result of a nationwide campaign to suppress LGBT people by any means necessary, and the government was part of it."

 

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  1. She was right about Social Security and Medicare and other health care reforms. She was right about Iran. She has ultimately proven to be right on gay issues. She has been wrong on one thing--Iraq--and admitted she was wrong. She is my favorite for 2016. Of course, there is a VERY important midterm election first. God help us if the Republicans take the Senate and we lose a Supreme Court Justice.

    Posted by: jmartindale | Jun 27, 2014 3:51:36 PM


  2. The headline says "Listen".

    To what?

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 27, 2014 6:32:55 PM


  3. Sounds like she is tuned into worldwide gay rights more than people would think. This is good, and she will be a good President because of it

    Posted by: Honesty | Jun 28, 2014 8:40:42 AM


  4. Sounds like she is tuned into worldwide gay rights more than people would think. This is good, and she will be a good President because of it

    Posted by: Honesty | Jun 28, 2014 8:40:43 AM


  5. Easy to write about your anger in a book - much harder to accomplish a positive result. Hillary believes in only two things: Hillary and that she is "not well off."

    Voted for her in '08 - can't see it happening again.

    Posted by: jason MacBride | Jun 28, 2014 9:12:33 AM


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