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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 02:56 PM
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U.S. to Use Foreign Aid to Promote Gay Rights Abroad
Source: NY Times

The United States will begin using American foreign aid to promote gay rights abroad, Obama administration officials said on Tuesday.

President Obama issued a memorandum directing American agencies to look for ways to combat efforts by foreign governments to criminalize homosexuality.

The new initiative holds the potential to irritate relations with some close American allies that ban homosexuality, including Saudi Arabia.

But Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton underscored Mr. Obamas remarks, in a speech delivered in Geneva in connection with International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10.



Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/07/world/united-states-t...
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 03:18 PM
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1. False headline. More accurate to say using foreign aid to discourage discrimination against GLBT
Edited on Tue Dec-06-11 03:18 PM by closeupready
But this is the MSM, so...
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