By resorting this week to gay bashing, Rick Perry has hammered the last nail in his own coffin this week, signaling a final and desperate attempt to spark any interest in his badly failing campaign to become the Republican presidential nominee.
Now the hard work begins. How will the United States achieve its goals? How will homophobic nations react? Will diplomacy and foreign assistance work to achieve equal rights on a global scale? Will an international dialogue on global gay rights now begin in earnest?
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I am proud to reaffirm our support for LGBT communities at home and abroad, and to call for an end to discrimination and mistreatment of LGBT persons wherever it occurs.