Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Obama Supports LGBT Rights at Mandela's Eulogy

President Obama's speech statement at Nelson Mandela’s eulogy has been a call for equality around the world, also LGBT rights.

Obama said: "Around the world today, we still see children suffering from hunger and disease. We still see run-down schools. We still see young people without prospects for the future. Around the world today, men and women are still imprisoned for their political beliefs, and are still persecuted for what they look like, and how they worship, and who they love. That is happening today".

The U.S. president has defined Mandela as "the last great liberator of the 20th century", because "he changed laws, but he also changed hearts".

Shamefully, today being gay is illegal in 76 nations. There still is a very long way to go Mr. President. 

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