25 Of The Worst Food Name Fails Ever
We’re pretty picky about how our food is packaged – choosing the wrong name, packaging color or logo can scare us away from a food product. You’d think that a food company would want to do some research to make sure that their food isn’t ridiculed or doesn’t seem repulsive, but judging by these food name fails, some of these guys don’t seem to have gotten that memo. Read (and view) more...
Arizona's proposed law would allow businesses to refuse service
to gays and lesbians if it "violates their religious beliefs".
Uganda’s president signs
harsh anti-gay bill into law
harsh anti-gay bill into law
|Activists attended Gay Pride events in 2012 in Uganda despite the country’s|
antigay climate, and their bravery earned the admiration of many worldwide.
ENTEBBE, Uganda — Uganda’s president on Monday signed a controversial anti-gay bill that has harsh penalties for homosexual sex, saying it is needed to deter what he called the West’s “social imperialism” promoting homosexuality in Africa.
President Yoweri Museveni signed the bill at his official residence in an event witnessed by government officials, journalists and a team of Ugandan scientists whose report —which found that there is no proven genetic basis for homosexuality — cited by Museveni as his reason for backing the bill.
“We Africans never seek to impose our view on others. If only they could let us alone,” he said, talking of Western pressure not to sign the bill. “We have been disappointed for a long time by the conduct of the West. There is now an attempt at social imperialism.”
Without naming them, Museveni accused “arrogant and careless Western groups” of trying to recruit Ugandan children into homosexuality, prompting local pressure for the law.
The new law calls for first-time offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in jail. It also sets life imprisonment as the maximum penalty for “aggravated homosexuality,” defined as repeated gay sex between consenting adults as well as same-sex acts involving a minor, a disabled person or where one partner is infected with HIV.
Government officials applauded after he signed the bill, which in its original draft called for the death penalty for some homosexual acts. That penalty was removed from the legislation following an international outcry. Rights groups repeatedly urged Museveni not to sign the bill, saying it is unnecessary in a country where homosexuality is already illegal under a colonial-era law that criminalized sex acts “against the order of nature.”
But the bill is widely popular in Uganda, where it has been championed by Christian clerics and many politicians.
Homosexuality is criminalized in many African countries. Nigeria last month passed an anti-gay law.
In signing the bill, Museveni said he had previously thought homosexuality was merely “abnormal” sexual behavior that some people were born with — the reason he once opposed harsh penalties against gays. Now he said he is convinced that it is a choice made by individuals who may try to influence others.
Africans are “flabbergasted” by homosexual behavior which they see as a “fundamental attack on their way of life,” he said.
Source: LGBTQ Nation, February 24, 2014
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