S.2472 - International Human Rights Defense Act of 2014113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] (Introduced 06/12/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||06/12/2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2472 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/12/2014)
International Human Rights Defense Act of 2014 - Directs the Secretary of State to establish in the Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor a Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Peoples who shall: (1) direct U.S. government efforts regarding human rights abuses against the LGBT community internationally and the advancement of human rights for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender) people in U.S. foreign policy, and (2) represent the United States internationally in bilateral and multilateral engagement on these matters.
Directs the Special Envoy to develop or update annually for six years a U.S. global strategy to prevent and respond to discrimination and violence against LGBT people.
Authorizes the Secretary and the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide assistance to prevent and respond to discrimination and violence against LGBT people.