Skip to comments.Why have there been so few openly gay ambassadors?
Posted on 07/27/2013 3:26:52 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
Thomas Bayard, a former senator and secretary of state, became the first American diplomat to be given the title ambassador when he was sent to London in 1893. Since then a few thousand people have had that honor. But only three of them have been openly gay.
That is about to change. Last month, President Obama put forward the names of five openly gay nominees for ambassadorial posts. Its a remarkable step, though possibly less revolutionary than it appears. For while the nominations reflect the change in public attitudes toward the LGBT community, they also show the importance of domestic political constituencies and the money they raise. And even if the United States is moving forward on gay rights, a large part of the rest of the world lags far behind.
It was only 16 years ago that the first openly gay person was nominated to an ambassadorial posting. President Bill Clinton put forward James Hormels name in 1997 for Luxembourg, a country smaller in population than the District of Columbia, and immediately ran into congressional opposition. Several senators firmly opposed Hormel, a prominent philanthropist and grandson of the founder of the meat company that created Spam, because he was gay. . .
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Caroline Kennedy is gay?
All Islamic countries are out, so there goes the Middle East, North Africa (it says “openly”), and a sizeable chunk of Asia. Latin American culture is not exactly wild about gays, so there goes Central and South America. African nations are very much against gays. Traditional Asian cultures would not be what one could call flattered by such a gesture, nor would some Eastern Europeans. This is not rocket surgery to figure out.
Why are there so many openly absurd and idiotic media nerds?
Because they are GAY! Honduras for example, said the the gay ambassador that obama sent to them was an “insult”. Mugabe has said that he will just cut off their heads.
We never has a swisher in the white hut until the usurper moved in?
For the WSJ’s James Taranto’s “Questions Nobody Is Asking” file.
How about the ambassador that was killed in Benghazi? Any mention if that openly gay ambassador?
Christopher Stevens was open
and a State Department official in Lebanon openly solicited guards for sex
not that muslims are impressed by that shining example of western culture
Ernest Lee Sincere,our new ambassador to China.
Honduras for example, said the the gay ambassador that obama sent to them was an insult.
The Dominican Republic reacted in the same way.
Because Obama has them killed?
Homosexuals are 2% of the general population, we have had what 300 ambassadors the last 100 years........my guess we have had was more than six homosexuals in that position.
2% of the population does mean you should get 50% of the jobs.
“Caroline Kennedy is gay?
In her case, being a moron overrides being a dyke.
You know, she is, you know.
I believe the most accurate estimates of homosexuals in the US is at 2% - slightly more for males, slightly under for females. That was a few years ago before the great PR campaign for them got underway. They claim 10% which is bogus. Why is Obama going overboard for them. Do they represent more dollars than the anti-gay donors? Or is there another reason?
Maybe they don’t understand the ass-a-door part of the job.