Secretary of State Joh Kerry has gone on record and issued an apology to the LGBTI community. He is sorry, on behalf of the State Department, for past discrimination against this group of employees. Mr. Kerry was quick to point out his own superb record on the issue. 

As Written By John Gehrke for Washington Examiner:

Outgoing Secretary of State John Kerry issued a formal apology Monday to anyone who was discriminated against by the State Department “on the basis of perceived sexual orientation.”

“These actions were wrong then, just as they would be wrong today,” Kerry said Monday. “On behalf of the Department, I apologize to those who were impacted by the practices of the past and reaffirm the Department’s steadfast commitment to diversity and inclusion for all our employees, including members of the LGBTI community.”

Kerry touted his record in appointing a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons in 2015, but emphasized that this was a break with past State Department policy. “In the past — as far back as the 1940s, but continuing for decades — the Department of State was among many public and private employers that discriminated against employees and job applicants on the basis of perceived sexual …..

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