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Hillary Clinton’s LGBT Rights Speech to the UN


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Here’s the speech everyone is talking about today. It’s being heralded as a modern day “I Have a Dream” speech.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the United Nations in Geneva this morning and gave a speech about LGBT human rights in honor of the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Her speech served as a solid statement following the Obama administration’s announcement this morning that it is instructing federal agencies and diplomats to protect and promote LGBT rights internationally.

Transcript of the speech is after the break.


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  1. Kadir says:

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