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Obama Calls On UN To Protect Gay Rights

Jim Burroway

September 21st, 2011

President Barack Obama spoke at the United Nations General Assembly today, where he called on member states to protect the human rights of gays and lesbians:

And to make sure our societies reach their potential, we must allow our citizens to reach theirs. No country can afford the corruption that plagues the world like a cancer. Together, we must harness the power of open societies and open economies. That’s why we’ve partnered with countries from across the globe to launch a new partnership on open government that helps ensure accountability and helps to empower citizens. No country should deny people their rights to 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.

According to the White House, this is the first time that a sitting U.S. President affirmed the rights of gays and lesbians before the U.N. General Assembly.

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Ray Harwick
September 21st, 2011 | LINK

So we now know that the President wll be the guest speaker at the HRC cocktail party on 10/1/11. Will his pre- speech propaganda echo his last visit – “I’m not going to make any news”.

I despair. It’s like waiting to see what’s going to happen on “As The World Turns” 4 episodes in advance. Will he? Won’t he? Is he fucking with our emotions? Are we *really* human beings? Do our relationships *really* matter?

Stay tuned. Barack Obama will let us know the answer at a future date since he has the luxury to to to that. And if it’s it not the answer we want, well, go ahead and vote for him because, hey, what’s your alternative: Mitt Romney or Rick Perry?

How about NONE OF THE ABOVE.

Priya Lynn
September 22nd, 2011 | LINK

Ray a vote for none of the above is a vote for Perry or Romney.

Christopher™
September 22nd, 2011 | LINK

This next Presidential election is all about the Supreme Court.

Do you want Obama to pick the next two justices that are sure to step down soon… or a Republican?

If you care at all about the future of gay rights, then the answer to that question is obvious.

MsRowena
September 22nd, 2011 | LINK

“If you care at all about the future of gay rights, then the answer to that question is obvious.”

You don’t get to decide that for me. Hyperbole rarely wins the day.

Mark F.
September 22nd, 2011 | LINK

The Democrats can always count on the “I’ll vote for the Democrat becuause he’s almost always just a little better than the Republican” vote. I’m sure if Perry was supporting gay executions and Obama was just supporting life in prison, we’d be urged to vote for Obama.

Priya Lynn
September 22nd, 2011 | LINK

Mark, what would you rather do instead, vote for Perry? Or stay not vote and in essence vote for Perry by default. When you’re limited to the choice of two evils the only rational thing to do is vote for the lesser of the two.

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