Robert D. Lemon: A 2014 Human Rights Award Winner
Nominated by Darla Shelden
Philanthropist and retired oil rights lawyer in Oklahoma and Texas, Bob Lemon is a longtime activist who is committed to furthering human rights work begun by he and his late wife, Mary Lou. Bob describes Mary Lou and himself as believers that all people are entitled to both equal protections under the law and universal respect as children of God particularly regarding sexual orientation.
He does everything in his power to advance equality, peace, understanding, and the betterment of all people.
Lemon has also worked to support issues such as strengthening public education, public transportation, and prison justice, to name a few.
I wholeheartedly nominate Robert D. Lemon for this award. I believe that Bob is representative of everything that the Human Rights Award stands for.
“Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.”(Article 2 of the UDHR)