31 March 2019


The Daily Beast has done some excellent coverage recently about Brunei's draconian new anti-LGBT laws and the Trump administration's all-but-nonexistent response (details here).

The new law is set to take effect this week and will condemn to death by stoning anyone caught engaging in any kind of LGBT sexual activity within Brunei.

The Trump administration initially was silent and didn't even respond to media requests for information about their stance. Finally, in response to the Beast's prodding, they released a cut-and-paste-sounding written response that says they were "concerned" about the new law. However, they refused to outright condemn it.

The Vice President was contacted as to his thoughts but provided utterly no response. What a surprise.

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