Support Congressional Resolution Demanding Release of Malawian Gay Couple!

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Last week, Congressman Kirk (R-IL) and Congresswoman Baldwin (D-WI) introduced a Resolution before the US House Foreign Affairs Committee calling on the Malawi government to release Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, a gay couple imprisoned since December. They were arrested following an engagement ceremony and have been denied bail by the court. The Resolution calls for their release on humanitarian grounds and bring Malawi into compliance with international law treaties to which it is a party. Amnesty International has declared Tiwonge and Monjeza to be Prisoners of Conscience and are also urging their immediate release.

Contact your Representatives and Senators and urge them to co-sponsor this Resolution. We might not always like how we wield it, but the US still has much power and sway in this world, and this strong statement can continue to put pressure on the Malawi government to treat its citizens with the equality it has promised.

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Contact Representative Baldwin and Representative Kirk’s offices and tell them you support this Resolution. (1.202.225.2906 and 1.202.225.4835)

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8 thoughts on “Support Congressional Resolution Demanding Release of Malawian Gay Couple!

  1. Thanks Brigid and Robert-
    We should have an action live no later than June 1. We are highlighting this case as part of Amnesty USA's Pride activities in the month of June.

    Sarah

  2. Thanks Brigid and Robert-
    We should have an action live no later than June 1. We are highlighting this case as part of Amnesty USA’s Pride activities in the month of June.

    Sarah