The Obama administration's foreign policy suffered several setbacks this week, including at the UN where the General Assembly elected a Ugandan as its new president. Wendy Wright reports that the move was in part a response to withering US criticism of that country's laws banning homosexual acts.
Speaking out at the UN on behalf of unborn children takes steely nerves. That's what the International Youth Coalition (IYc) brought to recent UN meetings where they pushed back against calls for ever more sexual "rights" for the world's young people. IYc Director Mark Kowalewski was there and brings you the story.
UN Elects Ugandan as President, Pushing Back on US LGBT Pressure
By Wendy Wright
NEW YORK,(C-FAM) Western pressure on African countries to liberalize policies on homosexuality has had a boomerang effect, uniting Africans against it and resulting in what some see as a new non-aligned movement of countries.
Last week the United Nations elected a Ugandan as president of the General Assembly over last-ditch efforts by activists who, along with the Obama administration, have condemned Uganda’s recently enacted law against homosexual acts. Read more