Biden Memo Pledges To Defend LGBTQ Rights Globally

The Associated Press reports:

Asserting a broad reset of American foreign policy, President Joe Biden said Thursday that he would halt the withdrawal of U.S. troops stationed in Germany, end support for Saudi Arabia’s military offensive in Yemen and make support for LGBTQ rights a cornerstone of diplomacy.

In his first visit to the State Department as president, Biden called for a return to the “grounding wire of our global power.”  He also signed a presidential memorandum on Thursday that his national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, said would focus on “protecting the rights of LGBTQ individuals worldwide.”

“It reflects his deep commitment to these issues both here in the United States and everywhere around the world,” Sullivan told reporters Thursday.