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Greens oppose Uganda anti-homosexuality act

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The Maine Green Independent Party (MGIP) strongly condemns the recent passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Act in Uganda, which criminalizes same-sex relations and imposes harsh penalties, including the death penalty, for those who support LGBTQ rights. This law is a blatant violation of human dignity and fundamental freedoms, and it goes against our shared values of of social justice, diversity, and respect for all life.

We stand in solidarity with the LGBTQ community in Uganda and around the world, who face discrimination, violence, and persecution for their sexual orientation and gender identity. We call on the U.S. government and the international community to take action to pressure the Ugandan government to repeal this draconian law and protect the human rights of all its citizens. We also urge our fellow Mainers to support organizations that are working to provide aid and advocacy for LGBTQ people in Uganda and other countries where they are oppressed.

The MGIP believes that love is love, and that no one should be denied the right to love and be loved because of who they are. We will continue to work for a more peaceful, just, and inclusive world, where diversity is celebrated and everyone can live freely and authentically.

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