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Advocates Laud U.S. Decision to Ban LGBT Discrimination in Foreign Aid (Thomson Reuters)

October 27, 2016
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Charles Kenny, a senior fellow at the Washington D.C.-based Center for Global Development, said that although the order was "more of a symbolic act" it was "sending an important signal".

Organizations delivering U.S. aid would particularly feel pressure in countries where USAID spends large sums of money but where discriminatory laws or policies against LGBT persons exist, Kenny said. He gave Afghanistan, Uganda and Ethiopia as examples.

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