UN Council Adopts LGBT Resolution
Special Report - June 21, 2011
Last week, at its meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, the United Nations Human Rights Council made history by narrowly approving a pro-homosexual resolution that for the first time focuses on human rights violations related to homosexuality, bisexuality and transgenderism. The United States is an official co-sponsor of the resolution, “Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,” and actually helped South Africa, the main sponsor, along with other supporting countries, in ensuring its passage. The resolution was adopted with 23 countries in support, including the U.S. and France, 19 countries in opposition, including Uganda and the Russian Federation, and three countries abstaining, including China. In addition to commissioning the first UN study to “document discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity” in countries around the world, and “how international human rights laws can be used to end violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity,” it also will convene a panel of the Human Rights Council based on the study’s findings.
The Human Rights Council, the leading homosexual advocacy group in the U.S., applauded the passage of the UN resolution, calling it “groundbreaking,” and noting that it is the “first official UN resolution to focus exclusively on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity, and it is the first time that gender identity has ever been included in such a formal UN text.”
President Obama released his own statement, describing the UN resolution as a “significant milestone in the long struggle for equality, and the beginning of a universal recognition that [lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)] persons are endowed with the same inalienable rights, and entitled to the same protections, as all human beings.” In his statement, Obama recognized the important role the U.S. played in the resolution’s passage. “The United States stands proudly with those nations that are standing up to intolerance, discrimination, and homophobia. Advancing equality for LGBT persons should be the work of all peoples and all nations,” the president said. “LGBT persons are entitled to equal treatment, equal protection, and the dignity that comes with being full members of our diverse societies.”
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