"I am shocked and saddened by the decision made today by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison.
As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people no matter what their gender, race, colour, religion or sexual orientation is. Today, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved.
I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi and around the world to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all," she said.
--Madonna on the Malawi couple being sentenced to 14 years hard labor