Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke against the Uganda "kill the gays" bill in a speech at Georgetown University today. Full speech here.
"Calling for accountability doesn’t start or stop at naming offenders.
Our goal is to encourage—even demand—that governments must also take
responsibility by putting human rights into law and embedding them in
government institutions; by building strong, independent courts and
competent and disciplined police and law enforcement. And once rights
are established, governments should be expected to resist the
temptation to restrict freedom of expression when criticism arises, and
be vigilant in preventing law from becoming an instrument of
oppression, as bills like the one under consideration in Uganda to
criminalize homosexuality would do."
It's the first time Clinton has spoken out against the bill. She recently denounced international homophobia with reference to AIDS efforts abroad in a speech just before World AIDS Day.
This morning I posted statements from several congressmen as well as the White House against the Ugandan bill.