hillary clinton gay rights.jpgThe United States has declared that it will fight discrimination against gays and lesbians abroad using foreign aid and diplomacy to encourage reform.

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton told diplomats in Geneva that gay rights are human rights.

“The Obama administration directs us government agencies to consider gay rights when making aid and asylum decisions”, said Clinton.
Earlier this year, President Barack Obama signed into a law which allows homosexuals to serve openly in the us military.

United Kingdom Prime Minister, David Cameron said aid would be cut to countries which failed to respect gay rights.

Meanwhile, Ghana President, Mr Atta Mills said he would never legalise homosexuality and the UK cannot impose its values.

Nigeria has passed a bill prohibiting same-sex marriages and same-sex couples entering into either marriage or cohabitation will face jail terms of up to 14 years.

The Head of State and Government and Commander in Chief of the Zimbabwe Defense Forces, President Robert Mugabe continues to condemn homosexuality.