Saturday, November 27, 2010

UN Votes Gays Can Be Executed

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Update: US Defeats Anti-Gay UN Measure
Our Gay, lesbian, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) community
are once again subject to homophobia & religious & cultural
extremism. The United Nations voted to remove “sexual
orientation” from a resolution that protects people from
arbitrary executions. The UN General Assembly has actually
voted to allow LGBT people to be executed without cause.
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3 Comments:

Anonymous Peter Tatchell said...

This is a shameful day in United Nations history. It gives a de facto green light to the on-going murder of LGBT people by homophobic regimes, death squads and vigilantes. They will take comfort from the fact that the UN does not endorse the protection of LGBT people against hate-motivated murder.

The UN vote is in direct defiance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which guarantees equal treatment, non-discrimination and the right to life. What is the point of the UN if it refuses to uphold its own humanitarian values and declarations?

This vote is partly the result of a disturbing homophobic alliance between mostly African and Arab states, often inspired by religious fundamentalism. LGBT people in these countries frequently suffer severe persecution.

November 22, 2010 at 4:18 AM  
Anonymous Anne Goldbauer said...

What is sad is the violation of its own Ugandan Law Constitution among other political platforms. What is shocking is that this decision is carrying- in a sense- the weight of the world's governmental opinion. When Stephanie Haun refers to some of these countries as signatories on the IHR treaties, we must remember that this decision has tilted the scales to a position of grand imbalance in the UN. Seeking world peace is endless and heartbreaking when we witness these outcomes. Cannot remain binding and we can only hope that the global efforts of all the other nations serving in the UN can tilt the scales in the other direction.

November 26, 2010 at 1:24 PM  
Blogger Monique Finley said...

What a horrifying blow to human rights and dignity. Thank you for relaying such vital information. It sickens me to know that the UN, an organization designed to foster peace between nations, has basically legitimized member nation Kenya's homosexual death penalty. While our Kenyan queer counterparts find themselves thrust into the deepest darkest closet out there, I salute. We have so much work to do, it will be done. Good luck, stay alive!

January 11, 2011 at 9:13 PM  

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