Hillary Rodham Clinton: Human Rights Council statement on ending violence based on sexual orientation
Press Statement, Hillary Rodham Clinton 3/22/11:
“As I said last June, gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights. We will continue to promote human rights around the world for all people who are marginalized and discriminated against because of sexual orientation or gender identity.
“And we will not rest until every man, woman and child is able to live up to his or her potential free from persecution or discrimination of any kind.
“Today, 85 countries from every region of the world joined together in a historic moment to state clearly that human rights apply to everyone, no matter who they are or whom they love. The United States, along with Colombia and Slovenia, took a leading role on this statement along with over 30 cosponsors.