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Homophobic minister slated to take over UN
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Homophobic minister slated to take over UN

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 02 June 2014 16:46 Written by // Cec Busby

Uganda’s staunchly anti-gay politician Sam Kutesa is set to take over as UN General Assembly President.

The outspoken anti gay politician is uncontested for the appointment, despite the fact his country invokes anti gay legislation, contrary to the UN’s charter.

If Kutesa remains uncontested he will be appointed as President of the General Assembly from June 11. According to reports in The Guardian Kutesa was chosen by the African Union as their candidate to chair the assembly.

In previous statements Kutesa has famously suggested the majority of Africans abhor homosexuality and in February he lent his support to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni’s Anti-Homosexuality Act which enforces mandatory life sentences for those found guilty of practicing homosexuality.

At the time, Kutesa said that “we shall not accept the promotion and exhibition of homosexuality, because we think that is wrong for our young people and it offends our culture”.

Milton Allimadi publisher of the New York-based Black Star News has started a petition asking Secretary of State John Kerry to deny Kutesa’ visa into the United States suggesting his appointment as General Assembly President would do irreparable damage to the UN.

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Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and GayNewsNetwork.com.au.

Comments (1)

  • Renee

    05 June 2014 at 16:59 |
    What's going on with the U.N. I thought it ment United Nations why make a man president of it that clearly is not on the side of human rights no matter what there sexuality is I guess we can expect him to help people that will terrorise anybody that dose not meet up with his standards I wonder what he has RATTLING around in his CLOSET THAT HE WOULD BE ASHAMED OF LIKE SKELETONS
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