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“Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.”
– Hillary Clinton, December 15, 2011
This week, Donald Trump signed an executive order which repealed an Obama/Clinton-era executive order that offered protections to transgender students. The move was a stark contrast to the type of leadership Clinton supporters say would exist instead.
[Six] years ago, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did what no world leader had ever done before. Standing in the United Nations’ Palais des Nations in Geneva, she boldly proclaimed, “Gay rights are human rights,” laying out for the first time the United States’ strong commitment to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights as a part of all diplomatic and development efforts. This moment marked a monumental policy shift for the U.S. government. The words reverberated throughout the grand hall filled with hundreds of foreign ministers and diplomats who had gathered to celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
– Mira Patel, The Advocate.