Summary: This bill imposes visa-blocking sanctions on foreign persons responsible for or complicit in violating the human rights of individuals due to actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, or sex characteristics. The President shall report and periodically update a list of foreign persons responsible for such human rights violations and apply sanctions accordingly. (Cosponsors)
ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION: Representative Craig Cosponsored the bill on 03/12/20.
STATUS: Introduced 06/13/19 by Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
“The United States and the international community have a responsibility to condemn horrific acts of discrimination and targeted violence against all individuals, including egregious offenses based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” said Cicilline. “The Global Respect Act will ensure that abusers of the LGBTI community are held to account and uphold America’s commitment to defending basic human rights in all corners of the world.” (Source: Rep. Cicilline, Press Release, 06/13/19)
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