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Jimmy Carter on LGBT rights: Jesus didn’t discriminate

| Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter drew cheers Monday for his remarks supporting human rights and the LGBT community. Carter, 89, speaking to a packed house at Grand Rapids Community College, responded to one particular question about LGBT rights, and had this response: "I never knew of any word or action of...

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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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Today is ‘World Human Rights Day’

| Monday, December 10, 2012
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More than 60 years ago, the United Nations declared December 10 International Human Rights Day -- partly a reaction to the horrors World War II, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948 set out to define basic human rights and freedoms afforded to any person, regardless of race, gender or ethnicity.

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Remembering Matt Shepard and his passion for human rights

| Friday, October 12, 2012
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Today marks 14 years since the day we lost Matt Shepard. I know from the conversations I’ve had with many of you that those terrible days in October 1998 echo in your memories: where you were, how it felt, the fears, the outrage and the questions you were left with.

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117 years since love dared to speak its name

| Sunday, March 25, 2012
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LGBTQ people only desire to realize their right to love each other, not impose it on others. Don't fool yourself, the mob rule of democracy will shift the discussion to a determination of what marriage means for the majority, rather than the protection of minority rights by judicial rule of law. This protection is inherent in the U.S. Constitution, but many religious followers do not understand this, or even when they do, they do not value it or accept it.

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Human rights activists make progress in decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide

| Friday, December 30, 2011
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Continuing a series of posts on the significant developments in the LGBT community in 2011, we saw an increased impact of the work of the UN Human Rights Council, particularly its Universal Periodic Review (UPR) process of interrogating country’s human rights records, and other long term work by activists starting to bear fruit in other parts of the United Nations and other international bodies as well.

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