Skip to comments.Kerry apologizes for State Department discrimination against LGBT employees
Posted on 01/09/2017 6:56:04 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee
(CNN)The State Department on Monday formally apologized for what it describes as decades of discrimination against LGBT employees and job applicants, a rare statement meant to right wrongs that preceded current Secretary of State John Kerry.
"These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today," Kerry said in a statement issued by the department in his name. "On behalf of the Department, I apologize to those who were impacted by the practices of the past."
Kerry has been under pressure in recent weeks to issue a public apology.
In November, Sen. Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat who is the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, wrote a letter to Kerry, published by the Washington Blade, asking that he "take steps to remedy a deep stain on our national history and that of the State Department itself: The legacy of the so-called 'lavender scare' in which hundreds of State Department employees were dismissed from service because of their perceived sexual orientation. . ."
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Kerry is yet another queer in search of a TOP!
NOT, I REPEAT NOT A “STAIN”, YOU LYING FREAK!!!! Back when America had morals, sodomites were ripe for BLACKMAIL!!!
I’ll be glad that after 8 damn years of FAGGOT this, FAGGOT that, these pukes will shut up. That’s all this regime talked about...homos. Not jobs, defense, border...just homofag crap.
So we should have a tranny as next ambassador to Saudi I suppose?
Once again, the Obama team more concerned about genitalia than advancing American interest.
How about that whole Hiroshima and Nagasaki thing and the way Seward cheated the Russians out of Alaska?
Ben Cardin is calling this a “lavender scare”, these same pinkos were supportive of the hard left pro-Communist stooges, claiming the “red scare” was hysteria over no threat or interal subversive influence.
That’s right. We are supposed to be more concerned with genitalia, and how the owner of genitalia uses same, than with any other issues.
There is something queer about Kerry’s comments.
Makes you wonder why Hillary didn’t jump on that loose ball during the general.
Just about he only things democrats haven’t apologized for is their own destructive conduct, their criminal behavior, and the intentional damage they have done to America.
Why are democrats obsessed with people’s sex lives?
The horse-faced ‘RAT apologizing for all of the other ‘RATS. LOL.
When does Lurch apologize for the discrimination against Vietnam Veterans he caused with his lies before the Fulbright Commission?
You can call it sexual orientation if you want... but it's actually sexual perversion that God calls an abomination.
and Racism. Don’t forget the Racism.
This Dumbass can’t be gone quick enough for me.
Connections between gay rights groups and so-called subversive elements were not entirely baseless. The Mattachine Society, one of the earliest gay rights groups in the United States, was founded by Harry Hay, a former member of the Communist Party USA, who resigned when the membership condemned his politics as a threat to the organization he had founded.
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