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Obama Administration Dedicated to Advancing Human Rights of LGBT Individuals

On December 6, 2011, President Barack Obama released a statement announcing the administration’s international initiatives to advance the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons. The memorandum declared a commitment to protect the human rights of LGBT individuals worldwide.  In a statement to the United Nations, Obama affirmed that "no country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere."

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