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Clinton Celebrating State Departmentís 'Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies'
CNS News ^ | 11/28/2012 | Patrick Goodenough

Posted on 11/28/2012 8:39:16 AM PST by IbJensen

(CNSNews.com) – As she approaches the end of her tenure as America’s top diplomat, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday will address an event in keeping with her active role in promoting benefits for homosexuals in the foreign service.

Clinton will deliver remarks at a State Department event celebrating the 20th anniversary of the launch of an organization representing gays and lesbians at the State Department, USAID and other government agencies that send employees abroad.

According to its website, the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) was established “by fewer than a dozen employees who faced official harassment simply because of their sexual orientation.”

From those early beginnings two decades ago it has become – in the words of a State Department release Tuesday – “the State Department’s officially recognized employee affinity group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees.”

“Today, under the leadership of Secretary Clinton, LGBT employees at the State Department and their families have a level of benefits and recognition never before seen in foreign affairs agencies of the U.S. government,” the statement said.

“Most notably, Secretary Clinton is responsible for the extension of the full range of legally available benefits and allowances to same-sex domestic partners of Foreign Service members serving overseas.”

In June 2009 President Obama issued a memorandum extending to the same-sex partners of federal employees many of the benefits enjoyed by the spouses of their heterosexual colleagues.

Prevented by law from extending all available benefits to same-sex partners, Obama also voiced support for legislation in the U.S. House and Senate aimed at achieving that goal. (The bills did not proceed that year, and successor legislation has not progressed beyond a Senate committee vote in support last May.)

Two days after Obama’s memorandum, Clinton extended “eligible family member” (EFM) status to same-sex domestic partners of department employees sent to serve abroad. EFM status brings benefits including housing, education, medical services and travel to post.

The State Department also pledged to work with foreign governments to provide same-sex partners with diplomatic visas, privileges and immunities.

The department says GLIFAA was “instrumental” in encouraging the EFM shift.

Prior to that move, same-sex partners had fallen under the “members of household” category, ineligible for education allowances, medical services or and travel expenses.

Clinton’s EFM change impacted employees like the U.S. Consul General in Osaka, Japan, Patrick Linehan, whose official online biography says is married to a Brazilian man, Emerson Kanegusuke. (“Mr. Linehan and Mr. Kanegusuke live in Nishinomiya, Japan. They have two beagles.”)

When Linehan was deployed to Osaka in August 2011 from his previous posting in Seoul, the federal government paid for Kanegusuke’s travel costs, he told a Japanese newspaper last January.

Under Clinton the State Department has also made promotion of LGBT issues a foreign policy priority, particularly at the U.N. Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva, where the U.S. in June 2011 co-sponsored the first-ever resolution adopted by the U.N. on the human rights of LGBT people.

The measure passed by 23-19 votes, with the 47-member council largely split between Western and Latin American countries in favor, and Muslim and African countries opposed.

(Homosexual acts are crimes carrying the death penalty in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Mauritania, Sudan, Yemen and Nigeria’s shari’a-governed northern states, while several countries in Africa and Asia have laws provide for imprisonment of 10 years or more for homosexuality.)

In a keynote Human Rights Day-themed speech in Geneva six months later, Clinton addressed what she called “one of the remaining human rights challenges of our times” – LGBT rights – and argued that religious beliefs and cultural values do not justify the failure to uphold the human rights of homosexuals and lesbians.

Last February, while hosting a live online chat on the administration’s LGBT foreign policy initiative, a State Department official said the focus was on advocating “human rights for LGBT people,” rather than – as suggested by a questioner – promoting “gay rights.”

The campaign has not always gone smoothly. When the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad and GLIFAA co-hosted a LGBT “pride celebration” in July 2011 a radical Islamist party organized protest rallies in several cities, demanding that the Pakistani government act, in line with the country’s laws.

Pakistan’s Penal Code outlaws what it describes as “carnal intercourse against the order of nature.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fatsoclinton; homosexualagenda; lesbians; sodomy; transgenderedidiots
This constant and 'progressive' pedestalizing of the dregs of society is downright stomach wrenching.

This fat little lesbo, clad in her trousers, marching across the stages of the world does, indeed, look like 'daddy's little man.'

The love affair that many politicians have with these nasties makes the USA appear highly stupid in the eyes of the world.

Send some more queers to our embassies in muslim nations and see how much crap you can stir up Hitlery!

1 posted on 11/28/2012 8:39:25 AM PST by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

Well there is one fewer since Benghazi. I wonder why they wanted him dead.


2 posted on 11/28/2012 8:40:29 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: IbJensen

You are correct!...Liberals make America look very stupid!


3 posted on 11/28/2012 8:42:43 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: IbJensen

May they all be sent to serve in Muslim controlled countries as, after all it is a religion of peace! Right?


4 posted on 11/28/2012 8:42:54 AM PST by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam!)
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To: IbJensen

ANYTHING for a vote. Clinton, back where he belongs, in the gutter.


5 posted on 11/28/2012 8:43:38 AM PST by EagleUSA
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To: Psalm 144

Good question. Gays & Les biens are particularly popular in Muslim countries, aren’t they?


6 posted on 11/28/2012 8:43:55 AM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: IbJensen

Too bad Ambassador Stevens couldn’t make it.


7 posted on 11/28/2012 8:44:23 AM PST by AU72
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To: Psalm 144

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses a Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLIFAA) event in Washingon in June 2011. (Photo: U.S. Mission to the UN, Geneva)

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Perhaps the ambassador had access to some secrets about Hitlery's Department of Steak. He learned that she was going to completely fill the ranks of the DOS with wierdos.

8 posted on 11/28/2012 8:45:35 AM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

She should say that we aren’t sending any more to countries overrun by bearded savages cuz they kill gays.


9 posted on 11/28/2012 8:46:49 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: IbJensen

Did Hillary count herself?


10 posted on 11/28/2012 8:46:57 AM PST by oldbrowser (Welcome to U.S.Zimbabwe)
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To: Psalm 144

The Sodomite-in-Chief could probably answer that question. Rumor has it that they hung out while Michelle and the girls were back in Chicago when it was Senator Soetoro.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 8:47:35 AM PST by Sioux-san
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To: IbJensen
This is why Obama wants Susan Rice. The state dept is not about US security. UN agenda and global wealth redistribution out of US.
12 posted on 11/28/2012 8:50:39 AM PST by opentalk
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To: oldbrowser
I think we've heard enough about her staff. What about Benghazi?
13 posted on 11/28/2012 8:53:09 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: IbJensen

Righht. Send a lesbian ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Bring her girl friend to live in the consolate. I’m sure they would be delighted.


14 posted on 11/28/2012 8:57:55 AM PST by DManA
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To: Psalm 144

I guess the Benghazi hearings will have to wait..


15 posted on 11/28/2012 9:11:51 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: IbJensen
Hillary takes such good care of her GLIFAA friends:


16 posted on 11/28/2012 9:25:28 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Working is for suckers.)
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To: IbJensen

Thats a great idea...and advertize their arrivals in the local press. I am sure the Muslims will see the error of their ways and gladly embrace these people and become enlightened.

[spit]

Is theire no end to our depravity?


17 posted on 11/28/2012 9:40:00 AM PST by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Remember the report that he was sodomized before being killed? I always wonder if that was really true.

Around the world, these diplomats will be endangered by this stupid administrations so called progressiveness.


18 posted on 11/28/2012 10:23:51 AM PST by Beowulf9
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Who would have believed even ten years ago that the message of the US to the countries of the world was "EMBRACE SODOMY AND PERVERSION!!!!" It's so beyond vile and despicable - the tide is going to turn, one way or another. Our country is now officially promoting and glorifying perversion all over the world using our tax money. Instead of America giving the message of inalienable rights and freedom, our country is delivering the nastiest, ugliest, most perverted and hateful messages imaginable. It can't last, and how it crashes and changes will be interesting to watch. Remember the extreme decadence in Germany in the 1930s.

19 posted on 11/28/2012 10:24:24 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: opentalk

Is Susan Rice another pervert?


20 posted on 11/28/2012 10:26:34 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Sioux-san
Rumor has it that they hung out while Michelle and the girls were back in Chicago when it was Senator Soetoro.

Really, where is the source of that rumor. I wonder if Kevin DuJan knows about it. If so, it would not be the first former sodomy partner of 0moslem's to die untimely.

21 posted on 11/28/2012 10:28:11 AM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: little jeremiah
No. But came from Clinton administration and Brookings institute. Father worked for the Federal reserve. She will continue same agenda as Hillary (imo)
22 posted on 11/28/2012 11:26:05 AM PST by opentalk
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To: little jeremiah

https://mobile.twitter.com/AmbassadorRice/statuses/256231818150420481
—day of House hearing on Embassy attack, Rice was tweeting about gay rights.


23 posted on 11/28/2012 11:41:08 AM PST by opentalk
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To: opentalk

Thanks.

Gag/puke.

I was going to say something but I self-deleted it.

Btw, they American colonists who fought the British had a tiny percentage of the abuses and tyranny we have now. An eensy fraction.


24 posted on 11/28/2012 12:05:01 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Adder

The muslim nations will love homosexuals as much as our central socialist government.

Go Bronco Bama!


25 posted on 11/28/2012 2:09:23 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

One has to wonder what the black-shirted muslim carrying the sodomized ambassador had in his mouth before his cell phone.


26 posted on 11/28/2012 2:11:00 PM PST by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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“Mr. Linehan and Mr. Kanegusuke live in Nishinomiya, Japan. They have two beagles twelve diseases between them.”

Fixed it.

27 posted on 11/28/2012 2:27:05 PM PST by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
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To: little jeremiah

Both Dujan and Erik Rush have written about this as I recall.


28 posted on 11/28/2012 5:26:00 PM PST by Sioux-san
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