Stop the Prosecution of Homosexuality in African Countries
  • Petitioned Jewel Howard Taylor

This petition was delivered to:

Liberian Senator
Jewel Howard Taylor
Malawian President
Joyce Banda
Ugandan President
Yoweri Musevini
Ugandan MP
David Bahati
Liberian President
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Stop the Prosecution of Homosexuality in African Countries

    1. Molly Lu
    2. Petition by

      Molly Lu

      Mississauga, Canada

Homosexuality is illegal in 70 countries worldwide, and 38 are African. Only one African country has laws protecting gay rights and recognizes gay marriage.

In Mauritania, Sudan, and some parts of Nigeria and Somalia, homosexuality is punishable by death, and Liberia and Uganda are moving to pass similar bills that will punish homosexuality with the death sentence. 

In 2009, Ugandan MP David Bahati introduced the infamous "Kill the Gays bill", but it was not passed due to threats of aid cuts from Western nations, like Sweden and Germany. However, the bill was re-tabled by David Bahati in 2011, and a similar one has been introduced in Liberia by former first lady Jewel Howard Taylor.

It was due to the public outcry condemning the abhorrent treatment of LGBT rights that killed the "Kill the Gays Bill" in 2009, and we cannot let it pass this time around either.

Malawian president Joyce Banda has already stated her intentions to legalize homosexuality, and this petition is equal parts support for her as well as an outcry against David Bahati, Jewel Howard Taylor, and their parliaments.

Everyone has the right to love without fear of ostracization, prosecution, or death. 

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    • Isabel Rodriguez EL.MONTE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      These are people.

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    • Kelsey Craig CINCINNATI, OH
      • over 2 years ago

      I'm lesbian

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    • John Walker LAFAYETTE, IN
      • over 2 years ago

      it is never ok to take a life . it go's against everything Jesus taught .

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    • Andre Roy TORONTO, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's so obvious everyone should have the freedom to live the way they want just so long as it doesn't hurt anyone. The fact that homosexuality could even considered a crime is outrageous,love is love no matter what sexual orientation you are.

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    • Rene Gamino HUNTINGTON PARK, CA
      • over 2 years ago

      Because homosexual should not be put to death and it is simply barbaric to do so.

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