Santos Bill Would Bar Funding For Countries That Pass Anti-LGBT Policies

Republican candidate for New York's 3rd Congressional District George Santos campaigns outside a Stop and Shop store, Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in Glen Cove, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
  • Embattled New York Republican Rep. George Santos on Friday introduced a bill to bar federal aid from nations that have laws discriminating against women and LGBT individuals.
  • Under his proposed “Equality and Fiscal Accountability Protection Act of 2023,” the State Department would be required to evaluate the human rights record of potential foreign aid recipients and withhold it from those with violations.
  • “We as a nation have a responsibility to stand up for the human rights of all people, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation,” he said, according to The Hill. “Discrimination against both women and the LGBTQ community is unacceptable.”