Pompeo Secretary of state made a statement on the occasion of the International day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia
Thursday 17 may international Day against homophobia, transphobia and biphobia U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo delivered a statement which emphasized the historical commitment of the United States “the protection of fundamental freedoms and universal human rights”.
“In too many States continue to arrest and persecute its citizens just because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) people.
Fear and bigotry enshrined in the laws that criminalizing the status or behavior of LGBTI people in more than 70 countries. In some cases, belonging to the LGBTI shall be punished by death”, – stated in the document.
The United States strongly oppose violence and discrimination against LGBTI communities – in areas such as housing, work, access public services, the statement of the foreign Minister.
“We use public and confidential diplomacy to solve problems of human rights, provide emergency assistance to people at risk, and imposed visa restrictions and economic sanctions on those who pursue them”, – the document says.
It also notes that the United States supports human rights around the world, emphasizing the dignity and equality of all persons, including regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.