Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made a bold and clear pronouncement regarding foreign aid, human rights and gay rights. Speaking in honor of human rights day in this powerful speech, Clinton said: "Like being a women, like being a racial, religious, tribal, or ethnic minority, being LGBT does not make you less human. And that is why gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights."
For the Obama administration this represents a slow but steady move to be on the right side of history. At the conclusion of her speech, Secretary Clinton received a well deserved standing ovation. The text of this remarkable message can be found at the U.S.State Department website. You won't be disappointed.