Obviously, the USA and its politicians do not have a monopoly among developed countries in bashing gays. Bigotry and hate know no boundaries. I never cease to be amazed how these self-righteous jerks somehow think they have the right deprive other citizens of basic rights or treat them as somehow less than human. Here are some highlights from 365gay.com:
(Rome) A call by the deputy mayor of Treviso for the ethnic cleansing of gays from the region, in the north of Italy, has sparked a mass demonstration. Nearly a thousand people turned out in front of the city hall on the weekend to demand the resignation of Giancarlo Gentilini. Last week the rightwing politician told a local television station that he would order police to put an end to gay cruising which he claimed was out of control.
"I will immediately give orders to my forces so that they can carry out an ethnic cleansing of faggots," Gentilini told the station in an interview. "The faggots must go to other [places] where they are welcome. Here in Treviso there is no chance for faggots or the like." The politician's remarks brought back memories of the Mussolini dictatorship where Jews, gays and other minorities were rounded up and sent to concentration camps - mostly in Axis-controlled countries where many died during World War Two.
I would also note that per John Aravosis (http://www.americablog.com/2007/08/italy-politician-calls-for-ethnic.html), the term that Gentilini was using is not faggots:
I speak Italian, and the word the Italian politician is using is not "faggot," it's "ass-f*cker." Oh, and the only reason I'm using the little star is because a few Internet filters have classified us as an adult site, read: porn - hoping to avoid that in the future.