U.S. Must Be Global Leader in Promoting Gay Rights

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (Worthy News)– White House national security adviser Susan Rice addressed 200 gay rights advocates saying, “America’s support for LGBT rights is not just a national cause but it’s also a global enterprise.”

White House national security adviser Susan E. Rice took time away from a variety of global security emergencies Tuesday to promote international gay rights, calling it “among the most challenging human rights issues we face.”

“Protecting and upholding human rights, especially for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender brothers and sisters, is work to which we are all called,” Ms. Rice said. “America’s support for LGBT rights is not just a national cause but it’s also a global enterprise.”

The Obama administration has made gay rights a centerpiece of its foreign policy. The U.S. imposed visa bans last week on Ugandan officials for corruption and for violating the rights of gay people, and canceled a military exercise due to the country’s anti-gay sex law. — Source

Last week, Secretary of State John Kerry said he was “working hard to ensure that by the end of my tenure, we will have lesbian, bisexual, transgender ambassadors in our ranks as well.”

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