Tag Archives: State Department

Tony Perkins: Obama Is Bullying Other Nations Into Accepting LGBT Rights

“If the President doesn’t respect America’s views on marriage, what makes us think he would respect other countries’? Certainly not his latest USAID project. In April, to relatively little fanfare, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) embarked on one of the most shocking abuses of taxpayer dollars in the last five years. With help from the Levi Strauss Foundation ...

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State Department Cheers Pride Month, Laments Global Persecution Of Gays

Via press release from the office of Secretary of State John Kerry: The Department of State joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month. Forty-four years after Stonewall, we see incredible progress in the fight to advance the human rights and fundamental freedoms of LGBT people, both here in the United States and ...

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Obama Mocks Benghazi “Coverup” Claims

Think Progress has the text of today’s remarks.

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Mariela Castro Gets Her Visa

Cuban LGBT rights activists Mariela Castro has been granted a visa to attend a Philadelphia gay rights forum after having first been denied one by the State Department. Initially not expected to receive a visa, the official said the case was “looked at again” and “the restriction on her visa has been lifted, which will allow her to travel” to ...

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Mariela Castro Denied US Visa

Cuban LGBT rights activist Mariela Castro, the niece of Fidel and daughter of president Raul Castro, has been denied a visa to attend a gay rights forum in Philadelphia. Equality Forum Executive Director Malcolm Lazin said in a press release that Mariela Castro, executive director of the Cuban National Center for Sex Education (CENESEX,) several months ago accepted an invitation ...

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US To Guyana: Get Better On LGBT Rights

Speaking to journalists in the capital of Guyana this week, US Ambassador Brent Hardt said that the small South American nation must work to decriminalize homosexuality and embrace LGBT rights. Ambassador Hardt said the Guyana government has been making a positive step with a National Consultation on LGBT issues but he noted that “conversation and dialogue must lead to action ...

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State Department Announces LGBT Rights Program For Western Hemisphere

Yesterday the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs announced a new program: Secretary of State John Kerry has committed to advancing the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals as a central part of our human rights engagement. Taking into account the Secretary’s commitment as well as the Presidential Memorandum issued December 6, 2011, that directs ...

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State Department Advises LGBT Travelers

The State Department has posted a travel advisory for LGBT people planning trips to foreign countries.  The notice opens with this: Attitudes and tolerance toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons vary from country to country, just as they vary among U.S. cities and states. Most LGBT travelers encounter no problems while overseas, but it helps to be prepared ...

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Just Retweeted By Every Teabagger

Because he’s a joke, get it?

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Clinton Says Goodbye To State Department

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Secretary Clinton Wants Sleep

“I hope I get to sleep in. It will be the first time in many years. I have no office to go to, no schedule to keep, no work to do. That will probably last a few days then I will be up and going with my new projects. I have been working or attending school full-time since I was ...

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President Obama Bids Farewell To Secretary Clinton Via 60 Minutes Interview

Pay attention to the slight ribbing at the end about a possible 2016 Clinton bid. This clip may not last on YouTube, so watch it now.

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Code Pink Protester Interrupts John Kerry’s Senate Confirmation Hearing

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BENGHAZI HEARING: Sen. Rand Paul Tells Clinton “I Would Have Fired You”

Guess who is running for president?

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LIVE: Clinton Testifies On Benghazi

UPDATE: The Senate hearing has concluded and Clinton will testify before the House later today.

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Photo Of The Day

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton returned to her Washington DC office today where her colleagues presented her with a football helmet to protect against future concussions. Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides handed Clinton a box, saying, “As you know, Washington is a contact sport.” “Inside was a football helmet with a State Department seal, lots of good padding and ...

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Clinton Leaves Hospital [UPDATED]

A smiling Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was seen leaving New York-Presbyterian Hospital late this afternoon. She walked out unaided and in the company of the former president and their daughter. Hurray! UPDATE: CNN is reporting that Clinton has not been released from the hospital.  Reuters and the Associated Press have both retracted their earlier reports.  It’s not yet known ...

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Secretary Clinton Still Hospitalized

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains hospitalized for the fourth day since her medical team first predicted a 48-hour stay. Clinton’s team continues to maintain that a full recovery is expected. “It did not result in a stroke, or neurological damage,” Dr. Lisa Bardack of Mt. Kisco Medical Group in New York and Dr. Gigi El-Bayoumi of George Washington University ...

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Clinton’s Blood Clot Is In Her Skull

Last night doctors revealed that the blood clot suffered by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in her skull.  News outlets had spent the last two days speculating as to its location. “This is a clot in the vein that is situated in the space between the brain and the skull behind the right ear,” her doctors, Dr. Lisa Bardack ...

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