It angers me to read the reasons proposed to vote against this bill. The LGBTQ community have been persecuted for who they are in many countries. It is good news that the United States is moving closer to accepting that LGBTQ rights are human rights. Now, it is time to sanction those individuals and countries that do not afford these people their human rights. Religious intolerance to human rights should not be tolerated here or abroad.
There are other groups that could use protection to ensure their human rights too around the world, but this is a start.