#Human Rights

Addressing an audience of diplomats in Geneva, US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton called for the rights of gay people to be respected.

"Gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world," Mrs Clinton said.

"Being gay is not a Western invention. It is a human reality."Reacting angrily to Mrs Clinton's speech, Ugandan presidential adviser John Nagenda told the BBC: "That fellow [Mr Cameron] said the same thing. Now this woman [Clinton] is interfering.

"If the Americans think they can tell us what to do, they can go to hell."

Uganda is a staunch ally of the US, receiving military assistance to fight a local rebel group - the Lord's Resistance Army - and has sent troops to Somalia to fight the al-Qaeda-linked al-Shabab group.

Mr Nagenda said Uganda would continue to co-operate with the US on security and other issues, but added: "If they are childish enough to take away aid, we'll see what we do [in response]."

We, the undersigned, call upon the government of Uganda to scrap the infamous kill the gays bill, stop arresting, torturing, discriminating and senseless killing of Gays in Uganda.

The government should come clean,stop any homophobic attacks and sensitise the Ugandan people to refrain from carrying out the above on gay people.

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The RESPECT GAY RIGHTS - SCRAP THE ANTI-GAY BILL petition to Uganda was written by Godfrey L and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.