SIRâ€” I write in response to the letter, â€œItâ€™s wrong to push for gay rightsâ€, which ran in The New Vision on Tuesday.
I would say, itâ€™s right to push for gay rights because gay people are human, and all people have a right to happiness.
We are born homosexual. We are different. That does not make us less human than our straight friends.
Making love to my lover is an act of love, not of hate. It is as harmless as the straight person making love to his/her lover.
Equating homosexuality to murder is extreme blindness.
One involves hate and harm to another person. The other involves one adult expressing love for another human being.
The law of Uganda criminalises an act of love of a gay to a gay. This is not correct. Democracy is not meant to oppress the minority. The minority does not have to live in fear and unhappiness because the majority disapproves of them. A human right does not depend on the approval of anyone. It is simply a human right.
A Gay Ugandan
I would say, itâ€™s a right to be gay and push for it!