Obama administration takes action on global gay rights
The White House today issued a Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies on "International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons." Also, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has delivered a resoundingly pro-gay Human Rights Day speech in Geneva. I'll post links and video when they're available.
Update: The full text of Secretary Clinton's speech is here.
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry today said, "Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America's interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers' money." This pathetically small response to such a large statement by our nation's top diplomat demonstrates what is at stake in the 2012 election.