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Will America Vote For Its Own U.N. Resolution To End Criminalization Of Gays?

Yesterday the Obama administration called on “the United Nations’ top human rights body to combat discrimination against gays and lesbians around the world. … The U.S. document calls for nations to end any criminal punishments against lesbians, gays, and bisexuals, and asks the global body to review how governments treat them in the U.N.’s human rights assessments. It acknowledges that ‘these are sensitive issues for many,’ but insists that people must be freed from discrimination because of their sexual orientation.” So let’s have some 80 countries who support the measure put forth a resolution (and a non-binding one at that), only to see the U.S. abstain from voting on it, as is its custom.

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2 Comments

  • David in Houston

    Meanwhile, our own Congress has hired attorneys to defend DOMA in court. Perhaps Congress should be forced to read this resolution. — It’s like the logic is something like, “Well, as long as we don’t kill gay people, then we’re not really bad or evil or discriminatory or oppressive.”

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