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Biden: Protecting LGBT rights must trump national cultures, social traditions

| Tuesday, June 24, 2014
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WASHINGTON -- Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions. Biden told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that ...

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Bill introduced in Senate to affirm U.S. commitment to international LGBT rights

| Saturday, June 14, 2014
Alexander Zemlianichenko, APIn this Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 file photo Russian gay rights activists march along a Moscow boulevard in downtown. Slogans read: ' Down with all Kinds of Fascism', ' Homophobia into the Fire!', ' For Peace without Racism ! ', and 'Bisexuals Against Fascism'.
BOSTON -- As the nation celebrates National LBGT Pride Month, U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, on Friday introduced legislation that would affirm LGBT human rights are a foreign policy priority for the U.S. government.

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Obama sets new course for LGBT rights in U.S. foreign policy

| Tuesday, December 6, 2011
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday directed that the federal government and all agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons globally.

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