US Tells Russia How To Treat Gays

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US Tells Russia How To Treat Gays

Post by  on Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:09 pm

We are bashing Russia for their stance on Gay rights? Look at the map. All of the states in black openly discriminate against gays denying them basic rights afforded to everyone else! I am all for states rights, but not when it comes to suppressing the rights of citizens - gay, straight or otherwise! This is why Communism and Socialism DOES NOT WORK. Can you imagine someday we have a socialist government and it decides to declare all gays are immoral and must be suppresed! The conservative south CLAIMS to be for limited government and less control - UNLESS it conflicts with their twisted religious morals. Free thinking states like Vermont and Maine get it and allow people the right to marry who they choose! I have not yet heard the president telling Mississippi to stop the discrimination - have you? (article at bottom)

Obama has 'no patience' for Russia's anti-gay stance

(how about no patience for how the states treat GLBT PPL)

By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun
9:59 a.m. EDT, August 7, 2013

In a broad-ranging interview on "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno" on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama addressed Russia's recently passed anti-gay laws by saying he has "no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them."
The comments come about six months before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia -- a global event that has increased the amount of international attention being paid to Russia's new laws, one of which makes it illegal to spread "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."
Foreigners and Russians alike can be arrested under the law, and some see it as having led to a spike in attacks on gay and lesbian Russians in recent weeks.
The issue has split the gay rights movement over whether to boycott the games.
On Tuesday night, Leno broached the topic by saying the laws had "shocked" him, comparing Russia's arrests of gay people to Nazi Germany's treatment of Jews and gays.
"It starts with that," Leno said. "You round up people who you don't like. Why is not more of the world outraged?"
Obama met the question head on: 
"I've been very clear that when it comes to universal rights, when it comes to people's basic freedoms, that whether you are discriminating on the basis of race, religion, gender or sexual orientation, you are violating the basic morality that I think should transcend every country, and I have no patience for countries that try to treat gays or lesbians or transgender persons in ways that intimidate them or are harmful to them," Obama said.

 Mississippi Lesbian retreat threatened with violence and the state department NEVER stepped in:

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