You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

World

  • Palestinians say 10 killed in strike on park
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip – A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike.
  • Pakistani mob attacks minority Muslims, kills 3
     LAHORE, Pakistan – Pakistani police say a mob has burned down several homes belonging to minority Ahmadi Muslims in the country’s east, killing a woman and her two granddaughters following rumors about blasphemous
  • Death toll mounts as clashes intensify in Ukraine
    KIEV, Ukraine – At least eight civilians have been killed by fighting and shelling in two Ukrainian cities held by separatist militants, officials in the rebellion-wracked east said Monday.
Advertisement

Uganda’s president opposes tough new anti-gay bill

KAMPALA, Uganda – Uganda’s president says he opposes an anti-homosexuality bill recently passed by lawmakers and that “abnormal” people should not be jailed or killed.

In a recent letter to the speaker of parliament, President Yoweri Museveni said homosexuals need what he calls economic rehabilitation. He says parliament’s bill needs to be revised.

Details of the letter, written late last month after Uganda’s parliament passed an anti-gay law widely condemned by rights activists, were published Friday in Kampala’s Daily Monitor newspaper. Sarah Kagingo, a spokeswoman for the presidency, confirmed that Museveni wrote the letter.

Frank Mugisha, a prominent Ugandan gay rights activist, said Museveni’s characterization of gays “creates more hatred” in a country where discrimination against homosexuals is already rampant. He said there is “no celebration” over the president’s opposition to the bill.

Advertisement