ADDED ON: 10/04/2018

Anti-LGBT Lobbyist Tony Perkins Praises Trump Administration’s New Visa Policy for UN Staff

10/04/2018 | Pink News

Tony Perkins, president of conservative lobbying group Family Research Council, has praised US president Donald Trump’s administration for saying it will stop giving visas to unmarried same-sex partners of UN employees. The Trump administration’s new policy rolls back the work of then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton and LGBT+ rights champion UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It also affects World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff. In a statement published on its website on October 1, the State Department wrote: “Effective immediately, US embassies and consulates will adjudicate visa applications that are based on a same-sex marriage in the same way that we adjudicate applications for opposite gender spouses.”

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