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Human Rights Campaign: Recall US Ambassadors To Uganda And Nigeria

Via press release:
Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) civil rights organization, called on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to recall the nation’s ambassadors to Uganda and Nigeria. HRC argued that urgent consultation is required before regular diplomacy can proceed with nations that recently enacted some of the world’s most virulently anti-LGBT laws. “The Ugandan and Nigerian governments’ decisions to treat their LGBT citizens like criminals cannot be accepted as business as usual by the U.S. government. We urge Secretary Kerry to recall both Ambassadors for consultations in Washington to make clear the seriousness of the situation in both countries,” said HRC President Chad Griffin.
RELATED: On Sunday, President Obama issued a statement denouncing Uganda. That same day UN Ambassador Susan Rice tweeted that she had "spoken at length" with Uganda's president and urged him not to sign the latest anti-gay bill.

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