"We never hid the fact that [our son] has two mothers and I filled in my details under the section in the form that asks for mother's details and Sam filled in the area that said 'Father/Guardian', but filled in her title as Mrs."
A local pressure group, Africa Against Western Influence and Interference, has called on authorities to ban gay and lesbian groups in the country, saying their existence was unconstitutional and un-African.
The workshop reportedly looked with the social "evils" and "disastrous" effects of homosexuality in Ethiopia, and was led by United for Life Ethiopia, a Western Evangelical Christian organization with local representation.
On April 27, 1953, President Dwight D. Eisenhower issued an executive order calling for the removal of homosexuals from all federal agencies. Gay and lesbian government workers were immediately fired or resigned out of fear of being publicly outed. Even LGBT people working in the private sector whose jobs required them to have a federal security clearance were also fired or resigned.