FOREIGN INTRIGUE

Hillary Clinton’s Gay-Rights Foreign Policy Shows Its Face In Honduras

Hillary Clinton isn’t letting her landmark UN speech connecting LGBT rights to human rights turn into mere lip service.

According to the Miami Herald, the State Department is actively sending funds to gay-rights advocacy groups and local officials in problem nations like Honduras, Uganda, Malawi, Pakistan and Serbia.

In Honduras, where 62 homicides against LGBT people were recorded last year, the money has gone directly to police forces to help fight hate crimes.

Under pressure from Washington, Honduran authorities ordered police to set up a unit to investigate crimes against gay people and others. The unit began work in November. That unit and a partner squad of a prosecutor, three detectives and two analysts have been given U.S. funds to function. Even so, there have been fewer than five arrests in LGBT slayings.

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12 Comments

  • raga

    This woman needs to be President, she should have been in 08 but I hope she runs in 2016, she still won’t be older than Reagan was and she’s a woman.

  • Franco

    She a real leader, there’s no doubt about that.

  • Franco

    @Franco: Oy, I mean “she’s” a real leader…

  • christopher di spirito

    Hill is the real deal. I hear the rumors about she and Biden switching jobs — Biden always wanted State and Hillary, as veep, would be perfectly positioned for 2016 if she chooses to keep working.

    Plus, Obama needs a strong, black woman to kick his ass from time to time.

  • erasure25

    I agree. Clinton knows how to fight Republicans but also how to work with them. She crossed the aisle a number of times in the Senate. I supported her in 2008 and would do so this year, next year and any other year.

  • hyhybt

    Why would vice president be a better position to run for president than secretary of state is? The main advantage is that she would get the job automatically if Obama dies in office; other than that, there really aren’t many VP’s who have run successfully.

    And she’s doing such a good job where she is.

  • Markie-Mark

    This is good and the speech was excellent, BUT I haven’t seen her lift a finger to
    stop the carnage in Iraq. Nor have I seen the State Dept begin to grant amnesty to
    the gays from Iran and Iraq that have fled to Turkey/Lebanon and sit begging for ANY
    country to accept them. I remain skeptical. Besides, she’s still against marriage
    equality.

  • christopher di spirito

    @hyhybt: Vice president to President is the natural order of contemporary, American political life. Also, Hillary told Obama she’s stepping down as Secretary of State after the November general election.

  • hyhybt

    @christopher di spirito: Second part first: I hadn’t heard that before, and of course it makes a difference. If she doesn’t want to be in her current position regardless, then that she’s good at it is no reason not to move her.

    As for the first… my memory is hazy on these sorts of details before 1930 or so, but of the nine presidents FDR to present, only ONE was a sitting VP when *elected* to the office of president. One in nine is stretching “natural order of contemporary, American political life” pretty thin.

  • Chris S.

    WAS and still IS the best politician we have in this country.

    People said the Obama-mania would ruin her, her fame, her clout, her legacy. But the funny thing is, him being President just made her look even more legendary and brilliant.

    She’s an icon to be revered and I still grieve our country for failing her in ’08. Well, we got the consequences of that.

  • WillBFair

    @Chris S.: The liberal elite forced Obama on us. And though I danced in the street for the first African American President, we’re paying a heavy price for it. He didn’t have the knowledge or experience of the Clintons, and he’s made some huge mistakes. The sad thing is that she’ll probably be too old to run in ’16.

  • Lazycrockett

    Hillary has done her service to this country and progressively pushed rights for gays and women through out the world. The democrats had their chance and they chose someone else. Let her retire and spend enjoying the rest of her life doing what she wants to do. She will probably do more good in the private sector than being hand cuffed by government. It amazes me how this woman was treated by the Obama loving media less than 4 years ago are now spreading rumors of her becoming the new vp choice. Give it up MSNBC.

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