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Openly gay former US Rep Barney Frank blasts ‘repudiated’ anti-gay Americans for taking message to Uganda

Openly gay former US Rep Barney Frank blasts ‘repudiated’ anti-gay Americans for taking message to Uganda

Barney Frank, the first openly gay man to serve in the US House of Representatives, is blasting anti-gay Americans for spreading their message in Uganda.

‘These people have been repudiated in America, they’re very unhappy,’ Frank said in a radio interview this week.

‘The American people have moved and are moving, every day toward the position that, if two people want to show attention to each other, two adults, that’s their business.’

Uganda earlier this year passed a law against ‘aggravated homosexuality.’

The draconian legislation, originally known as the ‘Kill All The Gays’ bill before the death penalty was removed, punishes homosexuality with life imprisonment in some cases.

The US condemned President Yoweri Museveni for signing the legislation into law last month and he responded by essentially telling the US to mind its own business.

Frank, who retired from congress last year, finds this particularly galling since he and others advocated for economic help for the country in the past – help that was eagerly accepted.

‘The hate-mongers in America who have been repudiated here have found a place where they can bring their message, totally and consistently being welcomed, when those who talk about human rights are told, "Don’t interfere,"’ he said.