Nations That Criminalize Homosexuality Unlikely To ‘Reach Their Full Economic Potential’
New York Times: Demonizing Gays in Africa
“As acceptance of gays and lesbians has grown in the United States and Europe, intolerance and persecution has been rising in other parts of the world. African nations are leaders in this cruel and dehumanizing trend. … Such laws [criminalizing homosexuality] violate commitments made by United Nations members in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other human rights documents. … It is unlikely that any of these countries can reach their full economic potential because many foreign entities may find it too risky to invest in such hostile environments. These governments, in abusing their citizens, are moving in dangerous and destructive directions” (2/11).