Skip to comments.Sen. Markey Wants to Establish Special LGBT Envoy at State Department
Posted on 06/24/2014 1:07:43 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
A bill introduced June 12 by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), would establish a special envoy at the State Department to coordinate Americas global response on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and allow LGBT individuals who have a well-founded fear of persecution...to seek protection in the United States.
The International Human Rights Defense Act of 2014 would reinforce the Obama administrations already established foreign policy position on LGBT rights, including the public funding of overseas LGBT groups.
In addition, the bill would require annual congressional briefings on the status of the human rights of LGBT people internationally and institute a central repository of data on all United States programs, projects, and activities that relate to prevention and response to discrimination and violence against LGBT people.
Eighty-two countries prohibit the public support of the LGBT community, promote homophobia across society, or criminalize homosexuality. That is equal to more than 40 percent of the United Nations Member States, the bill says.
Were not going to sit around and permit what we have fought for so hard to be undone, Secretary of State John Kerry said. And as I said earlier, LGBT rights are human rights and human rights are LGBT rights, so we will protect them, period.
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Now that Hillary’s gone?
Appoint Tammy Clam Diver.
Hey, they can now “gay marry” in a third of the US (and civil-union in more) so why not, it’s a pot of jam for any such weirdo.
The US: A rainbow-colored light unto the world. /S
I am so relieved that there are no bigger issues to be dealt with than this....whew! And here I thought this nation and the whole world was on the edge of a lot of nasty situations.
PCness run amok, as usual these days.
That ought to go over well with the Muslim countries—not.
In 1820 Massachusetts had gone so far to the left that Maine seceded, now not even two hundred years later, the US has gone so far to the left that Maine once again will secede on June 12, 2018 the secession vote will be held.
Oh, groan, such a sad LOL.
ROFCOL (rolling on the floor, crying out loud)
How about a special envoy for heterosexuals who prefer the missionary position? Woman riding on top? Etc.? There are a lot more of us than there are of them?
he left off the “Q”
Never mind the global persecution of Christians, someone needs to look out for the faggots.
You know, I haven’t heard of any overt Muslim complaints about this. For all the evil things they accuse the “Great Satan” of, whether true, partly true, or false, this seems to be ABSENT. Why?
And a whole ‘nother gallon of alphabet soup
The dead Ambassador from the Benghazi Brouhaha was gayer than Christmas in Grenada, and was writing want-ads seeking security personnel who were "involved in stable gay relationships." Kid you not.
Obviously, the DOS needs to professionalize its gay outreach thingie before more half-baked fruitcakes have their nuts pulled out.
We also should release films. Perhaps remastering old John Wayne westerns, "Queers Ho!"
I live around the corner from Markey in Malden. We always thought he was creepy when he drove the Ice Cream truck. he always had a bunch of young, male aides playing basketball with him when he’d visit.
Give me your queers, your perverted,
Your transgendered masses, yearning to be unnatural,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the Godless, sexually confused to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden bath house.
These same libtards said it was wrong to impose western values on the Middle East and elsewhere.
All animals are equal. Some are more equal than others.
Why remaster them when there are things like brokeback mountain... It would be to laugh if it weren’t to weep. Those poor souls, they are in a trap, and they don’t have to be.