AP source: US to weigh gay rights in foreign aid

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama Administration will begin considering how countries treat gay and lesbian citizens when making decisions about allocating foreign aid, an official familiar with the decision says.

The White House is expected to issue a Presidential Memorandum announcing the change Tuesday morning. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will follow up the announcement with a speech in Geneva later in the day.

The Presidential Memorandum is the first U.S. Government strategy to deal with human rights abuses against gays and lesbians abroad.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss the announcement before it was announced.

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  • by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 10:29 AM
    The only gays I met were liars, lawbreakers, deviants, brutal child molesters. Our court system has to deal with them all the time.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 7, 2011 at 02:19 PM in reply to
      Thatch the nature of the gay population. And don't forget, they are demanding special rights or they will cry victim.
  • by Gay and Proud Location: Grand Junction, CO on Dec 6, 2011 at 06:56 PM
    Finally our money going to a GREAT cause. He is doing one thing right! Go Obama!! I think it's time for gays to have all the rights that a straight person does and take away the rights of a straight person so they know what the gays have gone through. Maybe we need to tell them who they can and cannot marry just like they do us. It's none of our business you straight people say? Well, it's none of your business who us gay people marry either!!!!
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      by Straight Person on Dec 6, 2011 at 07:01 PM in reply to Gay and Proud
      I agree with Gay and Proud, I am a married man who has the most wonderful friend in the world who is a gay man and their rights should not be any different than mine or yours!! I stay out of their business and they stay out of mine. Stay out of any business that doesn't concern you! It's their life, NOT YOURS!! Live yours, NOT THEIRS!!
  • by szabla on Dec 6, 2011 at 03:29 PM
    Great this way we will save a lot of wasted money. No more foreign aid to Muslim countries or countries with a strong religious faith. What Does this Bozo president think he could hold our paper money over the heads of countries who have strong moral values?
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