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Canadian Government Condemns Ugandan Antigay Bill

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The Canadian House of Commons approved a resolution urging the government to speak out against an antigay bill being considered by the Ugandan parliament.

MP Bill Siksay, a gay member of the New Democratic Party, introduced the resolution. He said in a press release on Thursday that Canada must step in to ensure that the Ugandan bill is withdrawn.

"I very much appreciate the cooperation of the Conservative Party, the Bloc Quebecois, and the Liberal Party," he added. "All parties in the House worked together to take a stand against this regressive bill and in solidarity with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and transsexual community in Uganda. Given this strong all-party commitment to GLBTT rights, I hope that the government will continue to pursue this issue at all possible levels."

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