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JUN 24, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Biden: Gay rights takes precedence over culture

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to mobilize a global front against anti-gay violence and discrimination, Vice President Joe Biden declared Tuesday that protecting gay rights is a defining mark of a civilized nation and must trump national cultures and social traditions. Biden told a gathering of U.S. and international gay rights advocates that President Barack Obama has directed that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender men and women around the world With anti-gay laws taking root in nearly 80 countries, Biden and other top White ... Read More

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