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US Fights Anti-Gay UN Measure

By Charlotte Robinson, December 12, 2010
The United States has vowed to restore to a U.N. General
Assembly resolution against unjustified executions a reference
to killings due to sexual orientation cut out by Arab & African
states. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice told a gay & lesbian Human
Rights Day event at the United Nations on Friday that she was
“incensed” by the committee vote & would seek to have the
reference put back when the resolution goes to the full
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Susan Rice said...

We’re not done yet. We are going to fight to restore the reference to sexual orientation. We’re going to stand firm on this basic principle. And we intend to win.

Susan Rice U.S. Ambassador

Boris Dittrich said...

Words do have a meaning at the U.N. and reintroducing the reference to sexual orientation in the resolution could help put an end to the hateful killing of people based on their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Boris Dittrich, New York-based Human Rights Watch

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