Exclusive: Biden administration pressed Uganda president on anti-LGBTQ record

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12/19/2022

During last week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington, D.C., Biden administration officials pressed Uganda President Yoweri Museveni on his country’s anti-LGBTQ policies, theGrio exclusively reports. An anonymous source with knowledge of the high-level bilateral meeting says the exchange occurred on Wednesday, Dec. 14, between Museveni — a notorious figure who has criminalized homosexuality — and State Department officials, including the U.S. undersecretary for political affairs. The meeting notably took place just a day after President Joe Biden signed a bill enshrining marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples into federal law for the first time in U.S. history before a crowd of more than 5,000 attendees on the White House South Lawn.

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