Cambodian Prime Minister Speaks Out Against Discrimination

It’s not often we hear a politician from the developing world attack anti-gay bias, but Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen has done just that.

Speaking at a ceremony on Tuesday, Hun Sen said, “there are gays and lesbians in every country—there should be no discrimination against them just because of their destiny.”

Our destiny? We love this guy! (Well, maybe not: Hun Sen disinherited his daughter when she came out as a lesbian in 2007.)

He added that most gays and lesbians “are good people and are not doing alcohol, drugs or racing vehicles.”

According to the AP, Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk endorsed gay marriage back in 2004. The king, who passed away in 2004, also had a way with words: He wrote on his website that “it’s not their fault if God makes them born like that. Gays and lesbians would not exist if God did not create them.”

Rest in peace, King Norodom.