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Brownback should speak out on Uganda

Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., is admirably outspoken on Sudan (see commentary in today’s Opinion pages) and on other human-rights issues around the world. So why has he been so quiet about the push in Uganda to criminalize homosexuality and imprison people who fail to report homosexuals to authorities? Brownback could be influential, as the Ugandan lawmaker behind the legislation reportedly has connections with "the Family" — the secretive religious foundation in Washington, D.C., to which Brownback has ties.

UPDATE: Brownback spokesman Brian Hart said that the senator opposes the anti-gay legislation.