Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has just released a video in conjunction with the Human Rights Campaign. She really explains her stance and support for gay marriage really well and you can really get how passionate she is about the issue.
In one part of her message she says, “I support it personally and as a matter of policy and law. Embedded in a broader effort to advance equality and opportunity for LGBT Americans and all Americans.” She continues, “Like so many others, my personal views have been shaped over time by people I have known and loved. By my experience representing our nation on the world stage, my devotion to law and human rights, and the guiding principles of my faith.”
Watch her powerful and captivating message below.
Today on The View, Barbara Walters revealed seven out of the ten people that make up her 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012. Last year, although she had some controversial names on her list (namely the Kardashian family), the most fascinating person was determined to be the late Steve Jobs, found of Apple.
Her number one Most Fascinating Serson of 2012 will be revealed on when Barbara Walters Presents: The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2012 airs on December 12 on ABC. In addition to that person, the two other unannounced stars will also be revealed during the show.
Do any of you have any guesses as to who the number one person will be? Carly Rae Jepsen? Psy? Channing Tatum? Check out the list below of the seven people Walters has already announced and see if you have any ideas as to who the other three will be.
Yesterday afternoon in Geneva, Switzerland, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton made a memorable speech that I personally hope has a major impact on the future of gay rights across the world. Recognizing that America’s own record on LGBT equality is “far from perfect,” she called on nations around the world to recognize that “gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights.” Such a profound statement. Here are a few highlights from the speech:
- “Some believe homosexuality is a Western phenomenon… but gay people belong to every society in the world… Being gay is not a Western invention, it is a human reality.”
- “It should never be a crime to be gay.”
- “To LGBT men and women worldwide: Wherever you live and whatever your circumstances… please know that you are not alone.”
- “Our commitment to protect the freedom of religion and defend LGBT people come from a common source… Human rights are universal and cut across all religions and cultures.”
Along with the speech, Clinton announced that the administration is launching a $3 million global equality fund to support the work of civil society organizations working on these issues around the world. The fund will help human rights groups “record facts so they can target their advocacy, learn how to use the law as a tool, manage their budgets, train their staffs and forge partnerships with women’s organizations and other Human Rights groups.”
Insane. This photo is definitely going to make the Times Magazine Photos of the Year for 2011. In the picture, the U.S. leaders, including President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden, gather in the Situation Room of the White House to monitor (with video and audio) a strike on Osama bin Laden in real time via a soldiers helmet cam.
As you can see in the picture, the room was extremely tense on Sunday and they all barely spoke as they watched the mission unfold. Note the blurred out classified document on the table. I wonder what it is?
Apparently, the President had been playing golf but then returned to watch the crazy real-life war movie with the others. I sometimes forget that these people don’t just stand in front of podiums and pose for pictures. Here, they’re watching this crazy mission as it happens. A mission that has a huge impact on the safety and well being of so many people. That’s incredibly intense. I wouldn’t want that responsibility.