We have now received this message from a facebook employee:
“This petition was brought to our attention today. We looked into this and deleted the page.”
Thank you people at Facebook for listening, thank you people at GLAAD, Towleroad, Huffington Post and many others for picking up the story and communicating it Facebook, and a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you who have signed!
We want to be clear that this effort was not about disregarding the opinions or values of Ugandans. Many of us engaged in this fight are Ugandans ourselves. But some things are not negotiable. Things like human dignity and the right to privacy. Common decency is non-negotiable. For these reasons and others, we had to fight this fight. We had to take this stand. And thank you for standing with us. And for standing with regular Ugandans struggling to get by, loving the way they love, living their lives in private, and wanting the same things we all want.
Freedom and Roam Uganda
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