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Letter To Ugandan President Highlights Impact Anti-Gay Laws Have On Public Health

The Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks” blog highlights a “letter from physicians, researchers and academics explaining the science of sexual orientation and the impact of laws criminalizing homosexuality.” The letter “appeared as a full page ad in a Uganda newspaper last week [and] went directly to Uganda President Yoweri Museveni … The bill, the letter says, ‘blatantly defies highly corroborated scientific evidence and it would have a harmful impact on public health [and] human rights’…” (Barton, 2/10).

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