!! OMG, colour us shocked: Marco Rubio slams torture of gay men in Chechnya in senate floor speech !!

Finally, someone steps forward to the senate floor and uses their voice to say something about what’s happening to LGBT people in Chechnya! Who knew it’d be Marco Rubio!? Said Rubio:

“Unfortunately this is not a new reality for those living under the brutal tyranny of the Chechen leader, who by the way happens to be a loyal ally of Vladimir Putin. There have been reports in the past of similar abuses, although these reports seem to be the most brutal and should provoke anger in all of us. We should never, ever tolerate human rights violations against any person for their political views, their religious beliefs, or their sexual orientation.”

Rubio then highlighted remarks from Putin’s spokesman who said they have no reason to doubt Ramzan Kadyrov’s denials, and will wait until there are actual complaints to do something.

Said Rubio:

“Well, the actual complaints are all around us. They have been well documented in publications throughout the world, but instead, Vladimir Putin is choosing to prop up Kadyrov, the Chechen brutal dictator, and prop up his brutal regime instead of holding them accountable.”

Rubio concluded:

“The United States and other responsible nations should do more to ensure that all people are protected, and those who harm them are held responsible. We should use our voice on the global stage to call attention to these horrifying acts and to ensure that they are condemned in an appropriate way, and ultimately in the hopes that they will be stopped.”

[via towleroad]

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6 Comments on "OMG, colour us shocked: Marco Rubio slams torture of gay men in Chechnya in senate floor speech"

  1. Good for him. The democrats would never stand up against torture of gays. Obama was an utter failure. Torture of gays did t start this month.

  2. This prick also signed the senate letter to that orange trash demanding he sign an executive order on ‘religious freedom’. He is not your ally.

    • We aren’t blind to Marco’s terrible record on LGBT rights, but he is one of very few American politicans speaking out (with his voice) about Chechnya, and we think that should be commended.

      • Don’t agree at all. It’s just another hollow move by a deceitful career politician which results in zero action. When hypocrites try to soften their stance in exchange for political capital their feet need to be held to the fire.

        • James Marsiglia | July 1, 2017 at 7:26 pm | Reply

          It’s about time we realize that it is possible to want to protect lgtb people from abuse and cruelty without agreeing with the most militant in our community. They are the problem. Many of us agree with Senator Rubio. The homofascists will have to get over themselves. We don’t listen to them and they don’t speak for us.

  3. Charles S. Sturdivant | April 25, 2017 at 4:30 pm | Reply

    Plese Keep Up the good work that you are doing on behave of US GLBT.

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