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Ambassador Ric Grenell, Kelly craft call from 69 countries that criminalize same-sex relationships

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UNITED NATIONS – Two American diplomats on Wednesday, the criminalisation called from 69 Nations, same-sex relationships-some prompted with the death penalty — and, your guide to extended protection for the LGBTQ community.

In a special meeting, sponsored by the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador in Germany, and the American Amb. Kelly crafts of the United Nations, together with other diplomats and human rights activists to draw attention to the criminalisation of gay people, the dozens of UN member States.

“Single men and women around the world have made—and continue to face punishment and even death, especially due to their sexual orientation,” craft said. “This is a mistake that we should seek to right, and it is wrong to help, I obliged, personally, am right.”

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The participants discussed strategies to deliberately impose the values of Western cultures to the recalcitrant Nations, or interference in the national sovereignty of the many non-Western governments that had such laws.

Grenell, a veteran American official, who is openly gay, has pushed for more protection for people targeted because of their sexual orientation.

He read aloud from a list of Nations that either prohibit or homosexuality, persecute gays by discrimination, they cast them into prison, or death. On the list are Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Jamaica, Canada, Kenya, Senegal, Cameroon, Antigua, Barbuda, Syria, and Yemen were among dozens of others.

Starting in the year 2016, which have been banned same-sex sexual acts in 33 of the 54 African countries recognized by the United Nations. To make earlier this year, announced the sultan of Brunei in Asia, plans gay sex with the death penalty by stoning or whipping. He went back to the plans after the international outcry.

“We need 69 different plans of action because we made it with 69 different countries. It’s a long way,” said Grenell. “The U. N. should be a place to hold the countries responsible.”

Hadi Damien, a gay activist in Lebanon, the listen to the panel as the Lebanese Ambassador to the United Nations Amal Mudallali sat in the audience.

Richard Grenell, the U.S. Ambassador in Germany, and Kelly craft, the US Ambassador to the United Nations to speak in a meeting Tuesday to address decriminalization against same-sex relationships.
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“We need to have open and honest conversations… and today, we ask ourselves, what countries like the USA have to do? How can we negate our current policy?” Damien said.

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Johnnie Moore, an influential Evangelical leader and a member of the U.S. Commission for International religious freedom, said freedom of religion, the community is an important ally for the Problem. “We need leaders-religious, to stand up and say, this is not only a bad law that needs to be changed, but it is in disregard of the human dignity of the individual.”

Pope Francis recently blasted the persecution of gays and lesbians, comparison officials, fomenting hatred and anti-gay sentiment to Hitler.

Stuart Milk, the nephew of former San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected officials in California, was assassinated by a former supervisor, colleagues in 1978, urged the craft and Grenell to “step up to the plate.”

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“My uncle once said that hope said never still, so I ask all of us through the leadership of Ambassador artisan and Ambassador Grenell to step up to the plate… should be a law, the penalty, LGBTQ people, simply don’t exist today,” milk.

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Grenell acknowledged, the effort is complicated.

“There are no easy answers,” he said. “I’ve been in this room thousands and thousands of times, it feels good. But, this is the first stand-alone meeting in respect of the decriminalisation of homosexuality and the moment is not lost on me.”

Fox News’ Ben Evansky contributed to this report.

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