Wednesday, 21 September 2011 23:05

Obama Urged To Stand Up For Gay Rights

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At a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama urged countries to stand up for LGBT rights.

He in particular said that "no country should deny people their rights because of who they love, which is why we must stand up for the rights of gays and lesbians everywhere."

"I know that there is no straight line to progress, no single path to success. We come from different cultures, and carry with us different histories.

"But let us never forget that even as we gather here as heads of different governments, we represent citizens who share the same basic aspirations – to live with dignity and freedom; to get an education and pursue opportunity; to love our families and our God.

"To live in the kind of peace that makes life worth living."