Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Biden sick of how Gays are treated

"LGBT people face violence, harassment, unequal treatment, mistreatment by cops, denial of health care, isolation -- always in the name of culture. I've had it up to here with culture. I really mean it," he said, striking the table with his palms. "Culture never justifies rank, raw, discrimination or violation of human rights. There is no cultural justification. None. None. None."

Speaking at an LGBT rights round table at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, vice president Joe Biden lamented that openly gay and transgender people are still treated like second class citizens around the world. Biden said that he has confronted at least four heads of state from countries where people face persecution over their sexuality. He didn't say which leaders he spoke to, but at least 75 countries represented in Davos outlaw homosexuality.

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