Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Madonna speaks out against Malawi

Madonna is a giant figure in Malawi – she is funding a school there, adopted two orphans from the country, and established a charity to help it’s children. That's why so many have called on her to speak out against the country's recent action of sentencing of a gay couple to 14 years of hard labor for the "gross indecency" of having an engagement ceremony. Here's what Madonna had to say:
“I am shocked and saddened by the decision made today by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison. As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation. Today, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved. I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi — and around the world — to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all.” 

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