Obama To All UN Countries: Stand Up for Rights of Gays and Lesbians (Like We Don’t In America)
“And to make sure our societies reach their potential, we must allow our citizens to reach theirs. No country can afford the cancer of corruption. Together, we must harness the power of open societies and open economies. That is why we have partnered with countries from across the globe to launch a new partnership on Open Government that helps ensure accountability and empower citizens. No country should deny people their rights, the freedom of speech and freedom of religion, but also no country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere. And no country can realize its potential if half its population cannot reach theirs. This week, the United States signed a new Declaration on Women’s Participation. Next year, we should each announce the steps we are taking to break down the economic and political barriers that stand in the way of women and girls. This is what our commitment to human progress demands.
Words…..words….. and more words.
This speech would have been better coming from the President or the person of a country where LGBT’s DO have full equality because last time I looked I can’ t get married, share benefits, be treated as viewed as equal under Federal law and can be openly discriminated against.
Hypocrite much ?