Texas senator Ted Cruz (R) slammed Uganda’s new anti-LGBTQ law, describing it as “horrific & wrong” and called on other nations to join in condemning it.
“This Uganda law is horrific & wrong. Any law criminalizing homosexuality or imposing the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’ is grotesque & an abomination,” Cruz wrote on Twitter. “ALL civilized nations should join together in condemning this human rights abuse. #LGBTQ.”
The law which Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni signed on Monday includes the death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality”, according Reuters.
President Joe Biden also condemned the law in a statement and threatened sanctions against “anyone involved in serious human rights abuses or corruption.”
Cruz’s condemnation of anti-gay laws in another country comes as he remains a opponent to gay rights in the US.
Last summer he said the Supreme Court was “clearly wrong” to legalize same-sex marriage. Later that year he voted against the Respect for Marriage Act which provides federal protection for same-sex and interracial marriages. His reason at the time was that it was an “attack on religious liberty.”