Current Event 2/11/12

The German human rights commission has just announced its renewed support of gay rights to the international community. Markus Loring, human rights commissioner, is trying to spread this message. The EU composed a catalog of gay rights guidelines in 2010, and this new announcement by the Germans spreads that work further. Germany has exerted international pressure on countries like Uganda, and their strategy is working. Germany also is building a network of international human rights activists. 
This announcement signals another shift in Germany's politics to a more liberal society, especially considering the predominant Christian religions. I think it is a good thing for Germany because it puts the country on the map not only as an industrial and economic power, but as an active member of the modern world and a force for good in oppressed countries. 

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