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Hundreds of Orgs, Political and Religious Leaders Demand Pompeo Abolish His Anti-LGBTQ ‘Commission on Unalienable Rights’

‘Harmful to the Global Effort to Protect the Rights of All People and a Waste of Resources’ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday was sent letters signed by hundreds of human rights organizations, activists, and supporters, along with religious and political leaders demanding he abolish his newly-formed anti-LGBTQ and anti-women “Commission on Unalienable Rights.” Pompeo claimed it was an effort to “provide fresh thinking” about the government’s role in the promotion and advocacy of “natural law and natural rights,” which is right-wing code for anti-LGBTQ and anti-choice. The...
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A government commission headed by an anti-LGBTQ activist will ‘reevaluate’ human rights

The Secretary of State is claiming that some human rights are actually evil and shouldn't be recognized. https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2019/07/government-commission-headed-anti-lgbtq-activist-will-reevaluate-human-rights/...
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Mike Pence: Only One Flag Should Be Flying at US Embassies

Vice President Mike Pence weighed in on the controversy surrounding the U.S. State Dept.’s ban of the gay pride flag, which for nearly a decade has flown at U.S. embassies around the world during LGBTQ pride month. The Trump administration this year banned the flag from flying on flagpoles at U.S. embassies. In years previous, since the Obama-era and even in the first years of the Trump administration, pride flags flying were allowed. Pence praised Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a right wing conservative Christian, for banning the LGBT flag....
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LGBT Activists Alarmed As State Dept. Seeks To Redefine Human Rights Based On ‘Natural Law’

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); LGBT rights activists are sounding the alarm after reports surfaced last week that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is setting up a commission at the State Department to redefine human rights as based on what the department is describing as “natural law and natural rights,” reports ABC News. The activists fear it will mean an end to promoting protections for both groups around the world. “It’s an important review of how we think about human rights inside of our efforts in diplomacy,” Pompeo told reporters...
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State Dept. Quietly Creates Commission Focused on ‘Fresh Thinking’ About ‘Natural Rights’ – Code for Anti-LGBT

The U.S. State Dept. on Thursday quietly published a notice in the Federal Register announcing it creating a new commission to provide “fresh thinking” about “natural law and natural rights,” which is the religious right’s code for anti-LGBTQ. The “Commission on Unalienable Rights” will “provide fresh thinking about human rights discourse where such discourse has departed from our nation’s founding principles of natural law and natural rights,” the notice states. Politico reports human rights activists are “surprised,” and “privately said they worry that talk of the ‘nation’s founding principles’ and ‘natural law’...
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Pompeo: Buttigieg Calling Pence a Homophobe Is ‘Slanderous’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attacked Pete Buttigieg Tuesday, saying the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate’s remarks that Vice President Mike Pence is a homophobe are “slanderous.” He also lied about President Donald Trump and the administration’s policies toward LGBTQ people, in the U.S. and around the world. “I’ve known Mike Pence, Vice President Pence, for an awfully long time now,” Secretary Pompeo told right wing pundit Hugh Hewitt on his radio show. Pompeo called Vice President Pence “a fundamentally decent man,” and said the VP “shares the administration’s view with respect...
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Confirmed: Trump Is Using the State Dept to Wage War on Legally Married American Same-Sex Families

Last week NCRM reported on a legally-married same-sex couple who are in court – again. After having won their case months ago, the federal government appealed. They are battling the U.S. State Dept., which is insisting one of their twin boys is not a U.S. citizen, even though both twins are their biological children. Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks married in 2010. Andrew is an American citizen, Elad is not. The State Dept. is refusing to grant U.S. citizenship to one of the two twins, and holding the family to an...
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