BREAKING: UN restores "sexual orientation" to the resolution against executions

By: Tuesday December 21, 2010 6:20 pm

The United Nations General Assembly has just adopted the USA’s amendment to restore “sexual orientation” to the Resolution on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions.  The vote on the amendment was 93 yes, 55 no with 27 abstentions.  The General Assembly then went on to adopt the Resolution itself by a vote of 122 to 0, [...]

Demand that Governments of the World Condemn LGBT Executions

By: Friday December 17, 2010 4:38 pm

Update Monday, Dec. 20: The UN General Assembly vote on the amendment to remove “sexual orientation” from the Resolution on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions has been moved to Tuesday, December 21, 2010 according to the UN Journal. A counter amendment has been proffered by the United States to reinsert the words “sexual orientation” into [...]

Association of British Muslims criticizes UN for removing sexual orientation protections

By: Friday November 26, 2010 7:30 pm

The Association of British Muslims is calling on the United Nations General Assembly “to reverse its vote on the exclusion of sexual orientation from the Resolution on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions.”  As previously reported, on November 16th the Social, Humanitarian Cultural Affairs Commitee (Third Committee) of the General Assembly voted 79 to 70 to [...]

Shattering the silence surrounding anti-LGBTQ violence

By: Saturday November 20, 2010 3:09 pm

On November 16, 2010, just days after the 72nd anniversary of the Nazi’s opening salvo against the Jews, Kristallnacht, the United Nations voted to remove sexual orientation from the UN resolution condemning extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions. “This is a shameful day in United Nations history. It gives a de facto green light to the [...]

Gays on safari in Kenya are now themselves fair game

By: Friday November 19, 2010 1:40 am

At least that’s the message sent today by Kenya and the 78 other mostly African or Middle-Eastern countries that voted to remove sexual orientation from the UN resolution condemning extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions.  Seventy-nine countries voted to strip sexual orientation from the resolution (including China & Russia), 70 voted against, 17 abstained and 26 [...]

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