US urges 69 nations, including Iran, to decriminalize homosexuality

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12/21/2019

US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and American Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft used the UN bully pulpit on Wednesday to call on 69 nations, including Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Algeria, to stop their criminalization of homosexuality. Grenell, the most senior openly gay member of the Trump administration, launched the unprecedented international campaign in February to decriminalize homosexuality across the world. Craft tweeted that “No person should be harmed, tortured or killed because of their sexual orientation, yet at least 69 countries criminalize homosexuality. Our event today at the UN showed our commitment to defending human dignity & partnering with LGBTQ groups to decriminalize homosexuality.”

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