"Human rights are gay rights," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said recently, "and gay rights are human rights, once and for all." That's a touchy-feely liberal talking point, but don't tell it to the Muslims. Eventually, the Obama administration might have to decide to which radical group it's most important to pander: homosexuals or Muslims. There is some friction between these two Obama constituencies.
Mrs. Clinton has worked diligently to further the homosexual agenda in the State Department, from securing spouse-style benefits for same-sex partners of department employees to formalizing reporting on homosexual issues in State's annual human rights report. The State Department currently is implementing a program seeking accreditation from foreign host governments for the same-sex domestic partners of diplomatic and consular personnel "as members of the family" and "that they be accorded the same status, privileges and immunities currently accorded other members of the household, such as spouses." Chiefs of mission are to approach host governments seeking this accreditation except when "such an approach to the host government would do more harm than good by impeding the ability of same-sex partners to accompany personnel to post or otherwise cause harm to personnel or their families."