Homosexuality remains criminalized in upwards of 70 countries
State Department describes Ali Fazeli Monfared's death as 'appalling'
Measure would further criminalize consensual same-sex sexual acts
Secretary of State Antony Blinken made announcement on Tuesday
'I thought we were all going to die'
Biden seeks $4 billion to help mitigate migration from region
Secretary of state delivered speech at State Department on Wednesday
State Department spokesperson raised case on Wednesday
Body in recent years has championed LGBTQ issues
President delivered speech at State Department