David Cameron has vowed to cut aid to nations that persecute gays, the UK's Daily Mail reported.

The British prime minister's new policy comes just days after he defended his decision to legalize gay marriage during a Conservative Party conference.

Aid to Malawi has already been cut by nearly $30 million after the nation sentenced gay couple Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga to 14 years of hard labor for announcing their engagement. The African nation received nearly $300 million from Britain over the past three years.

International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell is also threatening Uganda and Ghana. Uganda lawmakers continue to press for legislation that would increase the penalties for being gay in a nation where it is already a crime. MP David Bahati's bill, first introduced in 2009, proposes putting repeat offenders to death under certain circumstances and criminalizing the discussion of homosexuality. Officials in Ghana have called for the arrest of all homosexuals.

“The Government is committed to combating violence and discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in all circumstances, in this country and abroad,” a spokesman for Mitchell said. “We take action where we have concerns.”