State will review anti-gay laws outside Uganda

Box Turtle Bulletin says that the US State Department will directed embassies to review anti-gay laws and attitudes in their host countries.

[Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs Richard Verma] characterized Uganda’s proposed bill “a serious affront to internationally accepted human rights standards.” And interestingly, the State Department’s concerns aren’t limited to Uganda:
The State Department is also evaluating attitudes and laws that marginalize and criminalize and penalize the LGBT community in Africa more broadly. We have asked all of our embassies in Africa to report on host country laws and pending legislation that criminalizes homosexuality. In addition, our Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor has established a task force on LGBT issues to strategize a United States Government response to LBGT issues worldwide.
Comments (3)

Andrew said, "Box Turtle Bulletin says that the Department of State the State Department will directed embassies to review anti-gay laws and attitudes in their host countries."

I'm no Shakespeare but that don't look like good English to me...

Perhaps the Anglican Communion should ask the same of her African Provinces.

Perhaps the State Department could direct it's action inward say, perhaps, to Virginia.
See link regarding State Attorney General remarks about that state schools should not specifically protect gays.
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/state_regional_govtpolitics/article/CUCC06_20100305-222004/328673/

Greta Getlein

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