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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Recognizing Religious Freedom as an LGBTI Issue

06/12/2018 | Human Rights Watch

On June 1, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a proclamation for Pride Month, acknowledging the human rights violations that LGBT people face worldwide. However, the International Religious Freedom Report for 2017 —an annual survey on the state of religious freedom in 195 countries released on May 28—offers a mixed bag for LGBT people at a time when religious liberty increasingly is used as a pretext to license discrimination in the United States. In the months ahead, the State Department should more forcefully promote an inclusive vision of religious liberty that all can enjoy.

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