Petition Update

Uganda: 160,000 Ask Citibank and Barclays to Condemn Anti Gay Bill

Mark Anthony Dingbaum
Washington, DC

Feb 27, 2012 — ALLAFRICA.COM: More than 160,000 people have joined a campaign on Change.org launched three days ago by Collin Burton, a gay Citibank customer from Washington, D.C., calling on Citibank and Barclays to protest a piece of legislation in Uganda that would allow gay people to be executed for their sexual orientation. Citibank and Barclays have heavily invested in Uganda. Burton says he launched the campaign on Change.org because he does not want his money to support a government that would execute people for being gay. "I expect Citibank and Barclays to live up to the values of equality and fairness, not just list them on their websites," said Burton.