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Black Like Moi reports:
President Barack Obama refuses to fully support gay marriage, instead opting to back a civil union that offers the same benefits as marriage. He has said that individual states should decide the “gay marriage issue” and reassures the LGBTQ community that his personal opinion on gay marriage, which was a bit conservative to say the least, is “still evolving.”
But that doesn’t stop him from issuing the world a stern warning that the United States does not tolerate gay and lesbian discrimination, and that “foreign assistance and diplomacy” would be used to ensure that gay rights are equal to other basic human rights.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was by his side in Geneva as they addressed diplomats from Arab, African and other nations where homosexuality is criminalized — and she pulled no punches.
“Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights,” she said. “It should never be a crime to be gay.”
Not surprisingly, Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX), wasn’t too thrilled that the Obama Administration were so vocal in their support of human dignity saying that, “Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money,” a Perry campaign statement said.
Weigh in Black Like Moi readers: Should the United States allocate funds to promote gay and lesbian rights in foreign countries?