Obama Addresses Global Gay Rights in UN Speech

Mark Bromley, chair of the Council for Global Equality, issued the following statement to The Advocate Wednesday on the president’s address:

“The President’s remarks today at the UN General Assembly, where he called for the world to ‘stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere,’ were historic. Never before has a sitting U.S. President spoken so clearly about LGBT rights in a formal address to the full General Assembly. It shows how far we have come.”

“In his last months in office, President Bush refused to join a UN statement calling on countries to decriminalize homosexual relations and relationships. Today, President Obama stood before that same institution and pledged U.S. support for LGBT rights globally. This is the next frontier of the human rights struggle at the UN, and the arc of justice is clearly bending toward equality.”

Read the full article published by The Advocate here

Related Global Equality Today posting: President Obama calls on the countries of the world to stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians

1 Response to “Obama Addresses Global Gay Rights in UN Speech”

  1. 1 Kabogo George December 9, 2011 at 2:03 pm

    Mr. Obama! Tell me where LGBT rights in holy books?if they are,i will support you all the way.

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