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Kemptown MP Kirby raises Uganda’s anti-gay laws with government

Besi Besemar February 24, 2014

Simon Kirby MP tables question in Parliament asking what the Government is doing to promote equality for LGBT people in Uganda.

Simon Kirby MP
Simon Kirby MP

Simon, the MP for Kemptown and Peacehaven has raised the issue with the Department of International Development, after Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni threw his weight behind the country’s ant-gay legislation.

Simon said: “Anti-gay legislation in Uganda is well documented, and the President’s move to support an oppressive Bill is a very worrying development.

“I have raised this issue with the Department for International Development, because the efforts to persecute gay and lesbian people in Uganda deserve international attention and the condemnation of the UK Government.”