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Friday, March 10, 2006

Exporting Homophobia
By Nicole Makris, AlterNet.


The Bush administration's anti-gay rights policies are maddening in the United States, but their implications abroad are much more devastating.

When the U.S. State Department released its annual report on human rights on Wednesday, countries like Iran, Pakistan and Zimbabwe scored very poorly, as they have for many years past.

But trumpeting these countries' shoddy rights' records was apparently no disincentive to prevent the United States from joining up with them earlier this year to ban two pioneering gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights groups from participating in human rights discussions at the United Nations.

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