WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel narrowly approved the nomination of Sam Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom despite complaints from LGBT rights groups over the Kansas governor's views on same-sex marriage and gender identity.
Today marks the nineteenth anniversary of the landmark International Religious Freedom Act of 1998, which upholds religious freedom as a core American value and a universal human right. The law calls for the U.S.
The Republican-led Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved the nomination of Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to be U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom. On an 11-10 vote Thursday, the panel … Click to Continue »
Today, HRC sent a letter to senators on the Foreign Relations Committee urging them to oppose Donald Trump’s nomination for the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom, staunch anti-LGBTQ politician Sam Brownback. “Given...Show More Summary
Sam Brownback, Trump’s nominee for ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, refused to condemn executions of people for being gay and can’t give a good reason for rescinding an order as governor of Kansas which protected...Show More Summary
The Associated Press reports: Sam Brownback, in line to be ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, on Wednesday defended his decision as Kansas governor to scrap an order that barred discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Show More Summary
China has tightened regulations on religious freedom, intensifying punishments for unsanctioned activities and increasing its supervision of certain groups in a bid to "block extremism" and tackle what it sees as internal threats. The...Show More Summary
In early August, an international group of abortion advocates met in Uruguay to discuss the potential removal of conscience protections for healthcare providers with regard to abortion. Religious freedom is an obstacle to women’s health, according to conference organizer International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC). Show More Summary
Months late, the new Secretary of State quickly highlights ongoing genocide in the Middle East in intro to annual report. The US State Department kept its annual assessment of international religious freedom unusually short this year,...Show More Summary
Vietnam has criticized the U.S. State Department's annual international religious freedom report, describing it as containing partial and false information about Vietnam. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang told … Click to Continue »
On August 15, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been nominated to head the Office of International Religious Freedom under the State Department. Video provided by Newsy
Nomination of Sam Brownback for international post is applauded by groups who were looking for action from Trump on the issue.
When Donald Trump mentioned the LGBT community while accepting the Republican Party’s nomination for president last summer, he became the first GOP candidate to do so, perhaps triggering some hope within a community that has long been...Show More Summary
President Trump nominated Kansas Governor and staunch anti-LGBTQ politician Sam Brownback to serve as the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom. According to the State Department website, the office is tasked with promoting religious freedom as a key objective of U.S. Show More Summary
Should Brownback be confirmed, he would oversee the Office of International Religious Freedom.
Sam Brownback of Kansas will head up the Office of International Religious Freedom at the State Department.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's plans to nominate Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback as ambassador at large for international religious freedom (all times local):
With Sam Brownback’s appointment as U.S. International Religious Freedom Ambassador (IRF), many religious freedom advocates
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has decided to step down from the governorship of Kansas in order to assume the vital post of ambassador at large for international religious freedom. If you’ve never heard of this position, you’re not alone. Anyway, this marks the official end of the Brownback era in Kansas. As you may recall, […]