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U.S. to combat anti-gay laws worldwide

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“Religious liberty is a fundamental right under the Constitution,” Sprigg said in statement. “And state action which would substantially burden the free exercise of religion should have to be justified by a compelling government interest.”

What a disgusting statement. Holding up one of our more ideas to justify primitive bigotry that should have gone down the pan years ago. What did that man from Nazaerth say, something about treating others as you would like to be treated? I'm not religious and not particularly fond of bigoted religious people either, but I wouldn't put bigotry and prejudice into law and I try to live by the 'golden rule' - as do decent believers of all faiths and decent non-believers do.

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Obama administration isn't content promoting evil in the United States, they have to hypocritically intrude on other countries pushing this wicked agenda? No wonder the world is growing impatient with the USA.

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Obama administration isn't content promoting evil in the United States, they have to hypocritically intrude on other countries pushing this wicked agenda? No wonder the world is growing impatient with the USA.

Yes, promoting basic human rights is truly a "wicked agenda"...

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As an American I have to say that it is no business of the United States to meddle in the affairs of other nations unless their actions directly pose a serious danger to the citizens of the USA whether it is defending gay rights or the current Ukrainian revolution. The military industrial complex thats runs the US government, pays off politicians and control the media has run amok. Knock knock, what's that honey, whose that ringing the doorbell at this time of night?

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The meddling has no end.

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Good on the US government. No other country in the world has the balls or the influence to promote real change in ridiculous bigoted societies on a global level.

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Funny the US Federal govt. wants to go after OTHER countries when the idiot governor of ARIZONA in the USA is making anti gay laws LEFT and RIGHT! How about the USA cleans up it's OWN country first then go after Uganda, Russia etc...

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Although I'm very pleased at the progress the US is making concerning gay-rights, I don't think they should take on the role of crusaders for this cause.

Other countries have their own histories, cultures, religions, and points of views in regards to homosexuality and I think it's up to them, not the US, to deal with the issue.

The US should just lead by good example.

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governor of ARIZONA in the USA is making anti gay laws

Um...... the governor of Arizona was the one who vetoed the anti-gay bill.

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I don't think the US should be telling any country what to do or what not to do, who are they ? If a country doesn't want gay laws then that is upto the people of that country nothing to do with what the US thinks.

Look at the world news section on this very site

U.S. to combat anti-gay laws worldwide ( 9 ) - None of their sticky beaking business U.S. warns Russia against Ukraine intervention ( 19 ) - US Intervenes but doesn't want anyone else U.S. court orders Google to pull YouTube anti-Islam film ( 3 ) Google and youtube are also none of the US Govt business.

The US needs to pull back look at itself.

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No the US doesn't have to look at itself in this matter, they are far from perfect, but they stand up for those who are wrongly punished on grounds of ignorance and hatred. The US is not going to wage a war over it, but they and several other European countries at least put it in the open and don't ignore this ridiculous witch hunt. Don't expect Japan or any other Asian country to open their mouths.....a lot of Japanese harbour the same sentiments they express in Russia and other socially undeveloped countries.....you don't have to be perfect to fight evil.

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So let me get this. We (I'm an American), are fighting anti-gay in other countries while being divided here at home on the issue? I've lost faith in my Gov't years ago

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A nation that has many states, and a large percent of it's general population opposed to gay marriage has no business bothering other countries for opposing gay marriage. It's just an excuse to harass these other countries, and something for politicians in on this to use to bolster their image with the pro-gay marriage portion of American voters.

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Who is USA to impose US views on homosexuality on other nations and cultures!

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Sounds like some overzealous gay rights lobbyists are putting money in the politicians pockets again. We've got enough to deal with at home and while I agree that the US should criticise the actions of Uganda's legislation there is jack all the US can do beyond that on a global scale.

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gay-laws are definitely the most important thing. World hunger and poverty problems, wars etc r far behind them. weird. terrible.

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AnonymousArizonan A nation that has many states, and a large percent of it's general population opposed to gay marriage has no business bothering other countries for opposing gay marriage.

This opposition has absolutely nothing to do with marriage, and everything to do with human rights. LGBT people in Uganda face a culture that employs physical violence, death threats, black mail, murder and ''corrective rape'' just for being gay. And now, under this law, it will further criminalize homosexuality with the price of life in prison, and even has penalties for people who do not out gay people that they know to the authorities or are supporters of the LGBT community.

While I don't feel it is the place of the US to go in and physically force them to change their laws, it is important that they voice their disapproval of these human rights violations to try to foster a safer environment for LGBT people everywhere.

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