Joe Biden Says Protecting Gay Rights Trumps Culture, Social Traditions

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden listens during a news conference in Vilnius, N.H., March 19, 2014.   (Photo: Reuters/Ints Kalnins)

By Stoyan Zaimov , Christian Post Reporter

Vice President Joe Biden said during a speech on Tuesday that protecting gay rights trumps national cultures and social traditions, as President Barack Obama’s administration continues promoting LGBT rights around the world.

“I don’t care what your culture is,” Biden told about 100 guests at the Naval Observatory’s vice presidential mansion, The Associated Press reported. “Inhumanity is inhumanity is inhumanity. Prejudice is prejudice is prejudice.”

He added that the cause is a “defining mark of a civilized nation” and met with a number of religious, human rights and HIV health care advocates in a forum dedicated to promoting gay rights internationally.

White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice added that protecting gay people from global discrimination, abuse and even death is one of the most challenging international issues facing the U.S.

“To achieve lasting global change, we need everyone’s shoulder at the wheel,” Rice said. “With more voices to enrich and amplify the message — the message that gay rights are straight-up human rights — we can open more minds.”

She continued: “Governments are responsible for protecting the rights of all citizens, and it is incumbent upon the state, and on each of us, to foster tolerance and to reverse the tide of discrimination.”

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2 thoughts on “Joe Biden Says Protecting Gay Rights Trumps Culture, Social Traditions

  1. I would like to ask him: Who do you think *YOU* are, and *WHO* do you represent and lead? It is not The God of The Bible, The Torah, or even Allah of The Quron! Furthermore, Get Real! Its not Christians who confront with conflict, abuse, or murder gays!

  2. I dont see where *YOU,*Mr. Biden, are tolerating *ALL* of humanity or *CARING* about them, and I doubt if humanity cares about you, however, God Does. You are rather calling attention to certain groups and calling them out. Thats Prejudice! Its Gods Call!

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