U.S. signs homosexuality decriminaliz...

U.S. signs homosexuality decriminalization statement

There are 42 comments on the thehill.com story from Mar 18, 2009, titled U.S. signs homosexuality decriminalization statement. In it, thehill.com reports that:

Reversing a Bush administration policy, the Obama administration will add the country's signature to a United Nations statement calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality across the globe.

Homosexuality remains illegal in about 75 nations around the world, and is an offense punishable by death in seven countries.

"This is a welcome step forward as it signals to the world that, after years of a hostile administration, the United States recognizes the humanity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people at home and abroad," said Joe Solmonese, the Human Rights Campaign's president.

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#1 Mar 18, 2009
U.S. signs homosexuality decriminalization statement
Reversing a Bush administration policy, the Obama administration will add the country's signature to a United Nations statement calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality across the globe.

Homosexuality remains illegal in about 75 nations around the world, and is an offense punishable by death in seven countries.

"This is a welcome step forward as it signals to the world that, after years of a hostile administration, the United States recognizes the humanity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people at home and abroad," said Joe Solmonese, the Human Rights Campaign's president.

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#2 Mar 18, 2009
...one more example of the realization of the change that was promised by Obama during his campaign...
Human Rights

Dallas, TX

#3 Mar 18, 2009
This is a great day for America and the World!
guest

Hinesville, GA

#4 Mar 18, 2009
Are you about ready to come out What-?

I agree it is good news and wish you appiness!

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#5 Mar 18, 2009
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Are you about ready to come out What-?
I agree it is good news and wish you appiness!
...I am not gay -- why do you always say that I am gay?
guest

Hinesville, GA

#6 Mar 18, 2009
A woman's intuition.

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#7 Mar 18, 2009
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A woman's intuition.
I promise you that I am not the least bit attracted to men (not that I think that there is anything wrong with that)-- your "woman's intuition" is incorrect in this case.
guest 77

Paragould, AR

#8 Mar 18, 2009
and another change from Mr Obama the Benifits for Disabled Veterians ! He is cutting there Meds and there Checks Most of them just Barly get by anyway and he is going to make ieen harder for them to make it!!!!!!!! thanks Mr Pesedent!!
little gay boi

United States

#9 Mar 18, 2009
What- wrote:
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...I am not gay -- why do you always say that I am gay?
I AM GAY!!
guest

Hinesville, GA

#10 Mar 18, 2009
little gay boi wrote:
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I AM GAY!!
I am, too!

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#11 Mar 18, 2009
guest 77 wrote:
and another change from Mr Obama the Benifits for Disabled Veterians ! He is cutting there Meds and there Checks Most of them just Barly get by anyway and he is going to make ieen harder for them to make it!!!!!!!! thanks Mr Pesedent!!
Actually President Obama gave Veterans Affairs their highest budget in history, and for the first time ever they got MORE money than they requested -- he IS NOT "cutting disabled veterans meds and checks."

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#12 Mar 18, 2009
little gay boi wrote:
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I AM GAY!!
That's cool!

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#13 Mar 18, 2009
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<quoted text>I am, too!
...I'm not...
Guest77

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#14 Mar 18, 2009
What- wrote:
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Actually President Obama gave Veterans Affairs their highest budget in history, and for the first time ever they got MORE money than they requested -- he IS NOT "cutting disabled veterans meds and checks."
Well tell that to my Father who got his meds cut! and whos check is getting cut Next month! you say stuff like you Know it For a fact when you don't know crap! my dad Can't even walk with out his Meds because he is in so much pain and they told him that the new polices are to only give veterans Meds to keep them alive and not to make them more comfortable! If he can't handle the pain then he needs to go to a regular Doc and get his pain meds on his own! and that wasn't just from one clinic he got in touch with the Veterans affairs lady! and she said that it was a policy change from the commander and chief! so how is that NOT CUTTING THERE MEDS OR CHECKS ?
guest

Hinesville, GA

#15 Mar 18, 2009
What- wrote:
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...I'm not...
<wink>
guest

Hinesville, GA

#16 Mar 18, 2009
Guest77 wrote:
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Well tell that to my Father who got his meds cut! and whos check is getting cut Next month! you say stuff like you Know it For a fact when you don't know crap! my dad Can't even walk with out his Meds because he is in so much pain and they told him that the new polices are to only give veterans Meds to keep them alive and not to make them more comfortable! If he can't handle the pain then he needs to go to a regular Doc and get his pain meds on his own! and that wasn't just from one clinic he got in touch with the Veterans affairs lady! and she said that it was a policy change from the commander and chief! so how is that NOT CUTTING THERE MEDS OR CHECKS ?
I've not heard of a cut, either.
What I have heard that the VA is in an uproar over is that they want to force private insurance companies to pay for the first time ever.
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#17 Mar 19, 2009
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Actually President Obama gave Veterans Affairs their highest budget in history, and for the first time ever they got MORE money than they requested -- he IS NOT "cutting disabled veterans meds and checks."
Oh yes...I am a disabled vet and my disability increased this year thanks to obama....he's helped me out big time.
guest

Booneville, AR

#18 Mar 19, 2009
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Oh yes...I am a disabled vet and my disability increased this year thanks to obama....he's helped me out big time.
Thank you! And, best wishes to you!

And, even the proposal to make private insurance pay has been dropped.

At first I didn't understand what the objection was. Today, the paper explained higher insurance cost and using your lifetime max.
That made all the sense in the world then!
Ron

Pekin, IL

#19 Mar 19, 2009
It is extremely intolerant of the USA to sign such an agreement.

Homosexual acts are criminal in a majority of the countries on this earth and with cause. We're paying BILLIONS for HIV/AIDS infections among Americans as well as much for a host of other ills that follow homosexual behavior in elevated rates. Other countries should be able to deal with these problems in the ways THEY see fit.

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#20 Mar 19, 2009
Ron wrote:
It is extremely intolerant of the USA to sign such an agreement.
Homosexual acts are criminal in a majority of the countries on this earth and with cause. We're paying BILLIONS for HIV/AIDS infections among Americans as well as much for a host of other ills that follow homosexual behavior in elevated rates. Other countries should be able to deal with these problems in the ways THEY see fit.
The criminalization of homosexuality in every single country where it is illegal predates HIV/AIDS -- so that IS NOT the "cause" of laws against homosexual acts you intollerant biggot.

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