US spy chief explores cutting intelligence sharing with countries that criminalize homosexuality
May 15, 2020
CWN Editor's Note: “Last year, the President charged me with leading the U.S. government’s efforts to help decriminalize homosexuality in the 69 countries that currently make being gay a crime,” said Richard Grenell, the United States’ Acting Director of National Intelligence. (Grenell has been described as the “highest ranking openly gay official ever in a Republican administration.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
May. 19, 2020 3:37 PM ET USA
I have not seen the laws in the 69 countries that "make being gay a crime," but my sense is that most laws against sexual immorality ban the behavior, not the person. I expect that the laws in question would consider the homosexual condition to be an objective disorder for which a person ought to be treated. Civilized countries treat alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, etc. as conditions afflicting a person; but the person as such is still valued for his inherent human dignity.