Petition Update

Can Banks Be Compelled to Do Good?

Mark Anthony Dingbaum
Washington, DC

Mar 4, 2012 — At least a petitioner on Change.org hopes so. Collin Burton, an LGBT activist, recently launched a petition on the website calling for Citibank and Barclays to publicly condemn the “Kill the Gays” bill, which has just been reintroduced to Uganda’s parliament. The bill, which was shelved last year, would outlaw homosexuality in the African nation, and make it punishable by either life imprisonment or death — the latter in the instance of “aggravated homosexuality”.