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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Obama Moves on GLBT Rights

The White House announced today that President Obama is proud of the work his administration has done to build international consensus on affirming the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals.
"President Obama believes that advancing the human rights of minorities and the marginalized is a fundamental American value," the statement read.
The president announced that he and the president of Brazil have agreed to "promote respect for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals through the establishment of a special rapporteur on LGBT issues at the Organization of American States."
The rapporteur, or investigator, will be the first of its kind in the international system, the White House said.
The White House also supported action taken by the United Nations Human Rights Council -- reaffirming a commitment to end acts of violence and human rights abuses on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.


1 comment:

  1. sorry for the link to the despicable Fox News site, be sure to check out the ugly slant they give this news story, making it specifically about "Transgender" rights, like that is somehow more dubious and stressing his support for Transgender rights in the middle of a war is doubly offensive. Such assholes!