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Anti-Gay Bill: Obama Dares Nigerian Senate, Issues Presidential Memorandum

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Anti-Gay Bill: Obama Dares Nigerian Senate, Issues Presidential Memorandum

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Dec 7, 2011 – Anti-Gay Bill – Obama Dares Nigerian Senate, Issues Presidential Memorandum

A week after the Nigerian Senate passed the anti-gay sex bill, United state president Barrack Obama issued a presidential memorandum directing ‘all federal agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons.

Below is the full text of Obama’s Memo, which was released on Tuesday 6th of December 2011, from the Office of the White House Press Secretary. naijagists.com

“FACT SHEET: Working to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Persons Globally.

“The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States’ commitment to promoting human rights.”

 –President Obama, December 6, 2011

Since taking office, President Obama has demonstrated that his vision for a brighter future includes greater equality for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Americans. The President and this Administration are dedicated to eliminating barriers to equality, fighting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and engaging LGBT communities across the country. The Administration’s dedication to LGBT rights does not stop at our borders, as the President made clear at the United Nations in September of this year when he said: “no country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere.”

 

Today, President Obama issued a Presidential memorandum that directs all federal agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons. Under the Obama Administration, agencies have already begun taking action to promote the fundamental human rights of LGBT persons everywhere.  And now, following an interagency process coordinated by the National Security Staff, this memorandum directs the first-ever U.S. government strategy dedicated to combating human rights abuses against LGBT persons abroad.

Today’s memorandum applies to the Departments of State, the Treasury, Defense, Justice, Agriculture, Commerce, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the Export-Import Bank, the United States Trade Representative, and such other agencies as the President may designate.

The memorandum directs agencies to:
*Combat the criminalization of LGBT status or conduct abroad.
*Protect vulnerable LGBT refugees and asylum seekers.
*Leverage foreign assistance to protect human rights and advance nondiscrimination.
*Ensure swift and meaningful U.S. responses to human rights abuses of LGBT persons abroad.
*Engage International Organizations in the fight against LGBT discrimination.
Report on progress.

Even before today’s memo, U.S. agencies have been working to protect and promote the rights of LBGT persons around the world. Since January 2009, Secretary Clinton has directed the Department of State to champion a comprehensive human rights agenda—one that includes the protection of LGBT people.

 Around the world, the State Department is:

*Engaging bilaterally and regionally in conjunction with U.S. embassies, civil society, and multilateral agencies to encourage countries to repeal or reform laws that criminalize LGBT conduct or status.

*Reinforcing the human rights of LGBT people in multilateral fora, such as the UN Human Rights Council. In June 2011, the United States joined South Africa and a cross-regional group of co-sponsors in passing the first-ever UN Human Rights Council resolution on the human rights of LGBT persons.

*Promoting human rights worldwide. U.S. embassies are declaring the United States’ support for the human rights of LGBT people through innovative public diplomacy. Ambassadors and embassies have hosted public discussions and private roundtables, published op-eds and supported Pride events.

*Supporting LGBT human rights defenders and civil society groups, with programmatic and financial assistance, including efforts to document human rights violations; build advocacy skills; provide advocates with legal representation; and, when necessary, relocation support.

*Reporting on the conditions of human rights of LGBT people in each of its annual, country-specific Human Rights Reports.

*Strengthening the Department’s personnel and consular policies. The Secretary extended the range of legally available benefits and allowances to same-sex domestic partners of foreign service staff serving abroad. The United States also incorporated gender identity into federal equal employment opportunity policies in 2010.

*Protecting LGBT refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants through a protection strategy developed with other U.S. Government agencies, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and NGOs.”

10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. usenu esiri

    December 7, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Americans dnt no wht imorality is i gues.. Pls liv 9ja out cos she is stll wt God.. U said u fight 4human right den respect our right aganst LGBT

  2. Daniel

    December 7, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    Pls sir obama.leave us alone.dnt dare anybody.nigeria z a sovereign state.if we succumb 2 ds.dat means dis is neo-colonialism

  3. Truth is bitter

    December 8, 2011 at 4:06 AM

    Obama are disappointment to God who create you into this world by seriously support evil that is against God. Just stay way from Nigeria before the anger of God will fall on you. You have not care about poor people in Africa, but all you are very care about is gay matter. I wish the USA people will wake up now and stop you to enter second term before you will destroy America.

  4. Truth is bitter

    December 8, 2011 at 4:07 AM

    Obama you are disappointment to God who create you into this world by seriously support evil that is against God. Just stay way from Nigeria before the anger of God will fall on you. You have not care about poor people in Africa, but all you are very care about is gay matter. I wish the USA people will wake up now and stop you to enter second term before you will destroy America.

    • Stive

      December 8, 2011 at 1:14 PM

      Obama we no dat us is d larjes produsa of blu-fim but we ar nt lik u pple so mine ur bisnes dere nd let do wat we want here.

      • OJ Man

        July 15, 2012 at 3:36 PM

        Your comment is good. But be more conscious of your spellings. Lets portray Nigeria well. Thanks for that good commeñt, we dont need gay right in Nigeria.

  5. Owoicho

    December 9, 2011 at 3:50 AM

    The soul dat sinnet shall die. Obama administration ve no right 2 instruct 9ja gov on wat 2 implement. Nigeria’s are all God fearing, we fear de creator. If any bodi wonts 2 b gay or lesbian dat person should peacefully leave de contry!

  6. Ebenmosi

    December 12, 2011 at 7:36 PM

    God purnish dat bill..2 hell wit thier aids package…..this is the beginin of destruction,nigeria wnt play a part in imoral stufs…2 hel wit obama and thier useles so called rights……..we wnt sign d bill..2 hel wit ur aid package…..we tel una say we no fit survive….na nw i blieve say that guy called obama is a true vesel of d devil…..god purnish them….(amen)

  7. Xtian

    May 27, 2012 at 2:52 AM

    I knw u ‘re agent of devil..an anti-christ..ur own calamity ‘ll b much more than dat of sodom nd Gomara.

  8. Eze

    June 26, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    Obama is a disgrace to America, Africa his paternal home and a bigger disgrace to the entire human race. How I wish his two princesses would marry their follow girls, his wife let him for her follow woman. How can a sensable grown man like that pass such bill. Obama is out of control. Let him for moral check up. One man cannot decide what the whole world should do. Anyway he will not succeed in his secret agender.

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