When asked about human rights’ abuses in China during Hu’s visit, Obama could only respond “China has a different form of government than we do”. So apparently, it’s okay for some governments to abuse its citizens for some reasons, and not for others. It would be nice if he could be pinned down on when it’s okay and when it’s not.
The value of a human life is above his paygrade. A gay political activist however is right up his back alley.