Thursday, 10 December 2009

We're 1/10 of the Way to Victory!

So Uganda just dropped the death penalty and life imprisonment for homosexuality, which is objectively good for the human rights regime and also validates about 100 hours of my life. The downside is that the bill is still pretty terrible, and a lot of the groups who had been fighting it because it was crazy repressive might not be quite as invested now that it's just extremely repressive and not straight-up killing everybody. If you or anyone you know is a member of Uganda's Parliament, I'd like to go on record as saying that I still don't think this is a very good idea.

1 comment:

abby.sugar said...

Rachel Maddow confronts Richard Cohen about his claim to be able to cure homosexuality, specifically discussing the use and influences of his ideas on the Ugandan anti-homosexuality group and bill proposal. Seriously, he makes me ill.
(And Rachel Maddow is so hot!)