From The Washington Post:
Obama administration targets anti-gay discrimination abroad
By Karen DeYoung and Scott Wilson, Tuesday, December 6, 5:51 PM
GENEVA — The Obama administration said Tuesday that it will intensify efforts to fight discrimination against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender individuals as a major element of its foreign policy.
In coordinated actions, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered an impassioned, lengthy speech on the subject to diplomats and activists at the U.N. Human Rights Council here and the White House released a presidential memo ordering all elements of the federal government abroad to “ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons.”
More at the link. But I approve: if American foreign aid is going to be conditioned on countries having equal rights for homosexuals, then only Western democracies will qualify. Since Israel is the only real Western democracy which receives American foreign aid, the Obama Administration’s policies should reduce our foreign aid to every country other than Israel to zero. I most definitely approve!