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Nat’l LGBT Groups Demand US Stop Negotiating With Brunei

Today, several prominent national lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) equality organizations released a joint letter to President Obama demanding that the US cease further negotiations of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement with Brunei after that country enacted a strict new penal code that targets women, LGBT people, and religious minorities. "Brunei's new laws are an affront to human rights and basic decency," said Jerame Davis, interim Executive Director of Pride at Work. "The United States, and every other nation considering doing business with Brunei, should immediately cease any negotiations or consideration for that country as a trading partner. Human rights abusers don't get preferential treatment."
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