Friday, March 05, 2010

Let Us All Stand for Equality

Sokari Ekine continues to update us on the Ugandan Gay Bill. And she argues that we must protect the rights of all. Even if the death penalty is taken off the table, Ekine shows that the bill will still violate human rights. And what happens to those Ugandan activists who have been on the frontline? What happens to them?
At particular risk if the bill is passed, in any form, are the frontline defenders like Kasha, Frank Mugisha of SMUG and Bishop Christopher Ssenyonjo who has long been a ray of hope and light in the Ugandan church. [The Bishop took part in the Sexuality and Social Justice Portrait and Testimonies project at the 2007 WSF - listen here]