Biden, Cruz Condemn Ugandan Bill Outlawing 'Aggravated Homosexuality'
President Joe Biden and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), two often at-odds politicians, both issued condemnations of a bill recently signed by Uganda’s president.
Details: Under the terms of the new bill, Ugandans charged with “aggravated homosexuality” could face the death penalty. The Associated Press (Lean Left Bias) reported that “aggravated homosexuality” is defined as “cases of sexual relations involving people infected with HIV, as well as with minors and other categories of vulnerable people.”
Key Quotes: Cruz called the law “horrific & wrong” in a tweet Sunday, adding, “ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse.” In a later tweet, Cruz stated that “consenting adults should not go to jail for what they do in their own bedrooms.” A statement from the White House called the bill a “tragic violation of universal human rights,” determining it to be the “latest development in an alarming trend of human rights abuses and corruption in Uganda.” The statement went on to threaten sanctions against Uganda and travel restrictions for “anyone involved in serious human rights abuses or corruption.”
How The Media Covered It: Outlets across the spectrum are highlighting the condemnations from typically-opposing political figures. Coverage from Reuters (Center Bias) attributed increased “anti-LGBTQ attitudes” in Uganda to be partially the result of “campaigning by Western evangelical church groups.” The Hill reported that the new bill makes gay sex punishable with a life sentence in prison. This is misleading, since this was already the law in Uganda prior to the new bill.
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From the RightBiden, Cruz condemn Uganda law allowing death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality'
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, joined President Biden in condemning a new law enacted in the East African nation of Uganda allowing the death penalty for "aggravated homosexuality."
"This Uganda law is horrific & wrong. Any law criminalizing homosexuality or imposing the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ is grotesque & an abomination," Cruz tweeted on Monday. "ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse. #LGBTQ"
President Biden released a statement Monday calling for the immediate repeal of the legislation and threatened possible punitive action.
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Sen. Ted Cruz lashed out at a harsh anti-LGBTQ measure signed into law in Uganda on Monday that imposes the death penalty for what it describes as "aggravated homosexuality" and establishes lifetime prison sentences for anyone who engages in gay sex.
"This Uganda law is horrific & wrong," the Texas Republican posted on Twitter with an "#LGBTQ" hashtag. "Any law criminalizing homosexuality or imposing the death penalty for 'aggravated homosexuality' is grotesque & an abomination. ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse."
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From the CenterCruz condemns sweeping anti-gay Uganda law as ‘horrific’ and ‘wrong’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took aim Monday at Uganda’s sweeping anti-gay law that could include the death penalty, describing it as “horrific & wrong” and calling on other nations to join in his condemnation of the new legislation.
“This Uganda law is horrific & wrong. Any law criminalizing homosexuality or imposing the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” is grotesque & an abomination. ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse. #LGBTQ,” Cruz wrote on Twitter.
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