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Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:11 AM

Trump administration launches global effort to end criminalization of homosexuality

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Source: NBC

The administration is responding in part to a reported hanging of a young gay man in Iran, Trump’s top geopolitical foe.

BERLIN — The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of nations where it's still illegal to be gay, U.S. officials tell NBC News, a bid aimed in part at denouncing Iran over its human rights record.

U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the highest-profile openly gay person in the Trump administration, is leading the effort, which kicks off Tuesday evening in Berlin. The U.S. embassy is flying in LGBT activists from across Europe for a strategy dinner to plan to push for decriminalization in places that still outlaw homosexuality — mostly concentrated in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.

“It is concerning that, in the 21st century, some 70 countries continue to have laws that criminalize LGBTI status or conduct,” said a U.S. official involved in organizing the event.


Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/national-security/trump-administration-launches-global-effort-end-criminalization-homosexuality-n973081



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crazytown Feb 2019 OP
joe_stampingbull Feb 2019 #1
bitterross Feb 2019 #2
crazytown Feb 2019 #3
LuvLoogie Feb 2019 #4
C Moon Feb 2019 #5
Honeycombe8 Feb 2019 #6
msongs Feb 2019 #7
dweller Feb 2019 #8
OneBro Feb 2019 #9
markpkessinger Feb 2019 #12
Julian Englis Feb 2019 #10
markpkessinger Feb 2019 #11
Omaha Steve Feb 2019 #13

Response to crazytown (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:17 AM

1. what will they tell Saudi Arabia?

Will Trump impose sanctions on them if they refuse to decriminalize homosexuality?

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Response to joe_stampingbull (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:24 AM

2. Not a damn thing. Note, see how they cite Iran.

They are using this to throw shade at Iran.

They could give a shit about this topic.

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Response to joe_stampingbull (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:24 AM

3. Execute homosexuals in the privacy of your own home.

No embassy stuff. Sad.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:34 AM

4. While here, in the country where Matthew Shepard was lynched, the trump administration

is attacking protections for the LGBTQ community. They want to allow the refusal of health services and housing as long as the refusal is based on a "strongly held moral or religious belief."

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:42 AM

5. :/

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:47 AM

6. Whoa. That's new. I didn't see this coming. ???? nt

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:50 AM

7. donald trump has actually said any of this live on tv? I thought not nt

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 01:57 AM

8. who wrote that for him ?

because this has never crossed his excuse for a mind

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:03 AM

9. There's GOT to be more to this story.

Un-Christ-like "christians" are going to be absolutely furious about this.

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Response to OneBro (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 03:11 AM

12. It's just another volley in the propaganda war aimed at convincing us to go to war with Iran n/t

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:26 AM

10. Duplicate post

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 02:58 AM

11. He doesn't give a rat's ass about LGBT folks . . .

. . . This is just a cynical ploy to try to convince people to support going to war with Iran.

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Response to crazytown (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 11:09 AM

13. Locking...duplicate

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