Help End the Death Penalty for Gay and Lesbian Identity
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The death penalty for consensual homosexuality is an abhorrent violation of human rights.
When faced with a hideous yet inconvenient truth, one of the most common human reactions is to literally freeze. The hideous truth is that people face death for simply acting on a key aspect of their identity. It becomes inconvenient when countries literally holding the sword above innocents provide resources or alliances we desperately require. However, basic philosophical truths demand that we resist clear injustice. Moral evolution is not just for Americans; it is the birthright of every human being. Our government may be slowly moving forward, increasing the dignity and respect for gay and lesbian persons at home, but it has been unwilling or unable to directly call upon other nations to extend even the most basic rights to those most at risk. We must break up our collective glacier, and implore our leaders to assert our fundamental ideals.
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