As Uganda continues to move toward passage of a death penalty against that nation’s LGBT and HIV-positive citizens, Canadian minister of state for foreign affairs Peter Kent said earlier this week that “Our position is that the proposed Uganda law is reprehensible, vile and hateful and it’s appalling that such legislation would be brought to the parliament of a commonwealth democracy.”

According to MambaOnline:

Kent said that his government would communicate its stand on the issue at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) which is taking place in Trinidad and Tobago this week.

“At the Commonwealth summit, we’ll convey Canada’s position that if that law is in fact passed, Canada would consider it unacceptable and a gross infringement of human rights in Uganda,” he said.