The world may not have been waiting for Madonna’s input, but for the record, she vehemently disapproves of a Malawi judge’s decision, issued Thursday, to sentence a young gay couple to 14 years of hard labor after they openly celebrated their engagement late last year. –KA

New York Daily News:

“I am shocked and saddened by the decision made by the Malawian court, which sent two innocent men to prison,” Madonna said Friday in a statement posted on her web site.

“Malawi took a giant step backward,” the singer continued. “The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support out basic human right to love and be loved.”

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