Stop Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Via on Nov 24, 2012

Honestly, I don’t know where start.

I would love to write something eloquent and moving, yet I’m overcome with disbelief and horror and I can’t help but think really? I could go on about why this happening and the implications etc., but at the end of the day, it’s simply about human rights.

Rather than spending time blaming certain groups for this travesty, I simply urge you to get involved—if in no other way than to sign the petition.

This heinous bill has been stopped once before, so let’s keep strong to support human rights, no matter where they are in jeopardy.

Gay Star News reports that the “kill the gays” legislation would broaden the criminalization of same-sex relationships by dividing homosexuality into two categories: aggravated homosexuality and the offense of homosexuality.

‘Aggravated homosexuality’ is defined as gay acts committed by parents or authority figures, HIV-positive people, pedophiles and repeat offenders. If convicted, they will face the death penalty. The ‘offense of homosexuality’ includes same-sex sexual acts or being in a gay relationship, and will be prosecuted by life imprisonment.

Sign the petition and share!

To: President Yoweri Museveni:

In solidarity with people from across Uganda, we ask that you keep your promise to uphold Uganda’s Constitution and the human rights embodied within it and veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Your comments, thoughts and ideas are greatly appreciated.  My heart  is simply with those suffering under oppression and although this is just one such case of human rights violation occurring in the world, by applying pressure, we can put an end to this bill at least…and then the real work continues.

 

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Ed: Bryonie Wise

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About Aminda R. Courtwright

Aminda is a wellness facilitator and founder of ARCreated Wellness, LLC. A yoga teacher, transpersonal hypnotherapist, and Reiki Master, she shares her own healing journey with others in hopes of inspiring and uplifting those she meets. Her yoga classes are gentle and workshop style to invoke a real sense of learning and designed to be truly accessible for all levels. Her biggest hope is to help others take their yoga practice off the mat and into everyday life where it is truly meant to be experienced. (and can be most useful) Refusing to settle into the middle path just yet she prefers to dally on both edges and can be seen swinging right and leaning left. A devoted animal lover and activist and a humanist she is prone to rants and believes strongly that life is to be savored and that “we are all in this together, shouldn’t we enjoy it that way? “ When she isn’t teaching yoga, hypnotizing people, adoring her husband or doting on her grandson she is out riding her motorcycle—promoting the image that yogis are rebels and are a force to be reckoned with! You can also find her on Facebook. To join her for free classes online follow her here.

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2 Responses to “Stop Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.”

  1. Signed and shared. Thanks for raising awareness about this, Aminda.

  2. Richard says:

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