Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sources: US to sign UN gay rights declaration

This is such a simple issue and has nothing to do with notions of an alleged gay conspiracy. We gay citizens of the world have the right to be who we are without the fear of imprisonment and death.

WASHINGTON – The Obama administration will endorse a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality that then-President George W. Bush had refused to sign, The Associated Press has learned.

U.S. officials said Tuesday they had notified the declaration's French sponsors that the administration wants to be added as a supporter. The Bush administration was criticized in December when it was the only western government that refused to sign on.

The move was made after an interagency review of the Bush administration's position on the nonbinding document, which was signed by all 27 European Union members as well as Japan, Australia, Mexico and three dozen other countries, the officials said.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because Congress was still being notified of the decision. They said the administration had decided to sign the declaration to demonstrate that the United States supports human rights for all.

"The United States is an outspoken defender of human rights and critic of human rights abuses around the world," said one official.


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3 comments:

PersonalFailure said...

and over on DNA websites, this is the END OF THE WORLD. and it interferes with states' rights to allow landlords to discriminate against gays. they even used the word "discriminate" as if this were a good thing.

Charles said...

Great. I am sure that will solve everything. ......... I am not much of an admirer of the UN.

BlackTsunami said...

Of course it's not going to solve everything, but it's a good step in the right direction.