This is exactly what we like to hear!
Today, President Barack Obama will call for "the United Nations' top human rights body to combat discrimination against gays and lesbians around the world."
Obama wants "nations to end any criminal punishments against lesbians, gays and bisexuals," and he's asking "the global body to review how governments treat them in the UN's human rights assessments. "
Currently, this declaration by the U.S. has support from over 80 countries.
Here's what deputy assistant secretary of state for international organizations Suzanne Nossel had to say on the subject:
"We are very concerned that individuals continue to be killed, arrested and harassed around the world because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. This statement sends a strong message from across the globe that such abuses should not be tolerated."
Way to go, Obama! We're very happy to hear this! We hope your presentation to the UN goes very well!
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL!
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