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    U.S. Supreme Court decision ensuring a nationwide right to same-sex marriage marks a significant milestone on the path to equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Americans.

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    Human Rights Report

    Secretary Kerry presented the 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices on June 25. The annual report cover the status of human rights in countries around the world.

  • Changing Arctic Conditions

    Changing Arctic Conditions

    North America’s winter of 2015 defied the norms. Arctic warming is causing unusual weather in the temperate zones north of the tropics and south of the Arctic.

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  • Obama Proclamation on LGBT Pride Month 2015
    Obama Proclamation on LGBT Pride Month 2015

    President Barack Obama on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month). It is observed during June in the United States. 

  • G7-Commissioned Report on Climate Change
    G7-Commissioned Report on Climate Change

    Statement by Secretary Kerry on G7 report that provides recommendations for how governments can address the risks of climate change. 

  • Obama on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change
    President Obama on Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change

    ''I welcome His Holiness Pope Francis's encyclical, and deeply admire the Pope's decision to make the case - clearly, powerfully, and with the full moral authority of his position - for action on global climate change.'' 

  • Pope Francis's Environmental Encyclical
    Pope Francis's Environmental Encyclical

    U.S. officials welcomed Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment, a papal letter addressed not just to 1.2 billion Catholics but to “every person living on this planet.” 

  • Secretary John Kerry on World Refugee Day
    Secretary John Kerry on World Refugee Day

    ''The United States is the world’s leading donor of humanitarian aid, and resettles more refugees than any other nation. The resilience, determination, and achievements of the millions resettled here in the United States prove the value and importance of our work.'' 

  • World Refugee Day 2015
    World Refugee Day 2015 - June 20

    The United Nations declared June 20 World Refugee Day to commemorate the strength, courage and resilience of the world’s refugees. More than 50 million people are now displaced from their homes, seeking to escape war or human rights abuses. 

  • Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in Chile
    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in Chile

    Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB) Daniel Sepulveda visited Santiago June 18-19.  

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