Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Obama Cites Gay and Lesbian Rights in U.N. General Assembly Address

Speaking at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, Sept. 21, President Barack Obama urged countries around the world to protect the rights of their gay and lesbian citizens.

"No country should deny people their rights to freedom of speech and freedom of religion, but also no country should deny people their rights because of who they love," said the president during his speech. "Why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere."

Obama delivered his speech a day after the repeal of 'don't ask, don't tell' became official.

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