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UN Passes Global Gay Rights

By Charlotte Robinson, June 17, 2011
Finally after much back & forth discussions the U.N.
passed a resolution on the human rights of lesbian,
gay, bisexual & transgendered (LGBT) people. The
U.S. State Department is calling this a "historic step".
The U.N. Human Rights Council in Geneva passed
this resolution Friday supporting equal rights for all,
regardless of sexual orientation.It passed with 23 votes
in favor, 19 opposed & three abstentions, amid with
strong at criticism of South Africa by some nations.
This is a great day for our global LGBT Community.
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1 comment:

Suzanne Nossel said...

It really is a key part in setting a new norm that gay rights are human rights and that that has to be accepted globally. It talks about the violence and discrimination that people of LGBT persuasion experience around the world and that those issues ... need to be taken seriously. It calls for reporting on what's going on, where people are being discriminated against, the violence that is taking place, and it really puts the issue squarely on the U.N.'s agenda going forward.

Suzanne Nossel, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations

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