Preferred Partners Dating Denounces Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

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Preferred Partners Dating, a Canadian matchmaking service for gays and lesbians, strongly contests the anti-gay legislation currently proposed in the nation of Uganda.

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Preferred Partners Dating, a Canadian gay matchmaking service, has voiced strident concern with the recent Ugandan legislation that punishes homosexuality as a criminal offense. As the nations of the world largely move toward an acceptance of same-sex relationships, a few pockets of religious and political conservatism still revile such relationships, classifying them as deviant and immoral. Uganda exists as one such pocket. “The Anti-gay Bill in Uganda is abhorrently unjust, but it also puts the lives of those in the GLBT community in Uganda at stake,” explains David Anderson, an employee of Preferred Partners Dating. “Gays in Uganda have to live much of their lives in secrecy to avoid persecution, forcing them into clandestine, and often treacherous, situations.”

Safety issues arising from illicit meetings are an aspect of the dating scene that Preferred Partners Dating is diligently working to suspend. Through its own service in Canada, it thoroughly screens new members, denying memberships to those with documented substance abuse problems, criminal records, or other less-than-ideal tendencies. Such a filtration process, according to its member base, solidifies Preferred Partners Dating as a trustworthy and honest source of potential mates.

According to Human Rights Watch, a group created to defend and illuminate human rights violations around the world (, the Ugandan bill in question was first written in 2009 and reduces restrictions on the Ugandan government in its capability to punish Ugandans who practice same-sex relationships all over the globe. The bill says that homosexuals can be extradited back to Uganda for incarceration and includes provisions that offer punishment to non-government organizations, such as corporations or media-related companies, that support gay rights in any form. Under current Uganda law, such offenses carry a sentence of up to 14 years in prison.

Preferred Partners Dating is a matchmaking company that differs with the typical dating web sites through the simple fact that it does much of the leg work for its clients. Instead of forcing its clients to filter through countless profiles or possible matches, Preferred Partners Dating hand-pairs singles based on interests and personal traits, taking much of the guesswork out of dating. Preferred Partners Dating operates in Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary and Vancouver.


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