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Obama administration official lauds worldwide gay pride rallies

Catholic World News - June 10, 2011

The deputy assistant secretary of the US State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor said he was “delighted to be able to wish everyone a Happy Pride” on behalf of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and “my colleagues here in Washington and at embassies and consulates around the world.”

“The first Pride celebration was held in New York over 40 years ago, and since then, in an ever-growing number of cities across the United States and around the world, Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender people and their friends, families, and allies have come together to celebrate dignity, community, and equality,” said Daniel Baer. “From Cape Town to Beijing, from Mexico City to Sydney, from Lima to Talinn, this year’s Pride celebrations reflect local cultures and a universal message--that all people are entitled to live with respect and dignity regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.”

“Happy pride everyone.”

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  • Posted by: Bernadette - Jun. 11, 2011 9:25 PM ET USA

    I didn't hear any such welcoming voice emanating from the Obama administration at the January '11 March for Life a coming together from all parts of the nation and world remembering the dignity of those little ones whose lives have been snuffed out since Roe v Wade (1973). Apparently, it is more important that we celebrate LGBTs and their disordered proclivities which are so beneficial to society.

  • Posted by: ellemk5093 - Jun. 11, 2011 8:12 AM ET USA

    As is God Newsister, but we know He will not be mocked!

  • Posted by: New Sister - Jun. 10, 2011 12:11 PM ET USA

    Man is being mocked.

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