Nigeria is preparing to sign into law that same sex relationships are punishable with up to 14 years in prison. Russia is also preparing a law that will ban same sex public displays of affection. And, even though President Barack Obama is yet to grant gay rights in his own nation *side eye* he has issued a memorandum declaring both as violations of America’s foreign policy and human rights campaigns. He wants the United Nations and other international organizations to fight both injustices and bring peace to all people.
This memo is raping my conscious because I have never seen President Obama issue any memos against Prop 8, the “Don’t Say Gay” law in Tennessee, the anti-gay change to the Minnesota constitution, or anything else in the U.S. for that matter. But, in true American nature, it’s A-okay to jump in situations in other continents while our own nation suffers.