Homosexuality is still a criminal offence in several countries and lately Trump administration has decided to launch a global campaign to make being gay legal there.
The campaign will be led by US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell and to be kicked off Tuesday evening in Berlin.
A US official said, “It is concerning that, in the 21st century, some 70 countries continue to have laws that criminalize LGBTI status or conduct.”
Officials added the strategy to decriminalize homosexuality may also include working with United Nations, European Union and other global organizations.
A 2017 worldwide report from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) reveals there are 72 nations that criminalizes homosexuality and eight among those punishes by death.
United Arab Emirates, Afghanistan and Pakistan implements death penalty for same-sex acts. The countries are US allies. In Egypt homosexuality is not illegal technically but the LGBT people are targeted with other morality laws.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is learned supporting the work. He said, “I deeply believe that LGBTQ persons have every right that every other person in the world would have.”
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