Obama Administration Quietly Implements Policies To Promote LGBT Rights Overseas
Associated Press: OBAMA LEGACY: A quiet mission to export gay rights overseas
“While the world was watching America’s gay rights transformation, the Obama administration was pursuing a quieter mission to try to export the same freedoms overseas to places like sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. The U.S. has deployed its diplomats and spent tens of millions of dollars to try to block anti-gay laws, punish countries that enacted them, and tie financial assistance to respect for LGBT rights. It was a mission animated in part by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s declaration that ‘gay rights are human rights’…” (Lederman, 10/26).