Kerry likens Uganda anti-gay law to Nazism, apartheid

A newspaper stand with a variety of Uganda's daily newspaper is seen February 25, 2014US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday compared tough new anti-gay laws enacted in Uganda to anti-Semitic legislation in Nazi Germany or apartheid in South Africa. “You could change the focus of this legislation to black or… Jewish, and you could be in 1930s Germany or you could be in 1950s, 60s apartheid South Africa,” the top US diplomat told a small group of reporters. On Monday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a bill into law which holds that “repeat homosexuals” should be jailed for life, outlaws the promotion of homosexuality and requires people to denounce gays. “What has happened in Uganda is atrocious, and it presents all of us with an enormous challenge, because LGBT rights are human rights.

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