Back in December, France led a United Nations vote to officially decriminalize homosexuality. And while many Middle Eastern countries, as well as the Vatican opposed the resolution, joining the resistance was none other than the US of A. But that was back when the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations was a George W. Bush appointee. Now, we’ve got Team Obama reversing course.
At the so-called “Durban Review Conference” on racism and xenophonia underway in Geneva, Europe again put forward language condemning “all forms of discrimination and all other human rights violations based on sexual orientation.” According to UN Watch, “The Czech Republic on behalf of the E.U., with the support of New Zealand, the United States, Colombia, Chili on behalf of the South American states, the Netherlands, Argentina and a few others, took the floor in support.” [UN Dispatch]