Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reason #82: Gay Foreigners

In a story that sounds tailor-made for pissing off Tea Partiers, the Obama administration announced today that for the first time it would be directing foreign aid funds (gasp!) specifically toward fighting human rights violations (good heavens!) against the international LGBT community (no!! God, no!!).

And lest this come across as a treacly matter like hospital visitation or not getting the nice apartments, keep in mind that many countries, particularly in Africa and the Middle East, still treat homosexual activity of any kind as a crime. The money isn't going towards Adam and Steve's nest egg, it's giving them the ability to walk down the street together.

Hillary Clinton will be making remarks about the new directive, which will affect State Department funds as well as Homeland Security, Defense, and others, in Geneva later today.

Maybe she'll remind her boss about the whole marriage thing while she's at it.

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