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    UN body votes for protection of gay rights

    UN body votes for protection of gay rights - Forbes.com

    The United Nations issued its first condemnation of discrimination against gays, lesbians and transgender people on Friday in a cautiously worded declaration hailed by supporters including the United States as a historic moment.
    "You just witnessed a historic moment at the Human Rights Council and within the U.N. system with a landmark resolution protecting human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people," U.S. ambassador Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe told reporters after the vote.
    Good. One of the best things the UN has done in quite a while.

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    Re: UN body votes for protection of gay rights

    Not a fan of the UN and their Human Rights Council is a joke, but they got this one right.
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    Re: UN body votes for protection of gay rights

    It will be interesting to see how many dpers come out in support of this vote....considering how little support they give the udhr.
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    Re: UN body votes for protection of gay rights

    "all men, women and those in between are created equal"

    Flippancy aside, it's good when the UN gets something right.
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    Re: UN body votes for protection of gay rights

    It will be interesting to see if this rights declaration has any meaningful impact on governments which either sanction or turn a blind eye to gay/lesbian persecution.

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    Re: UN body votes for protection of gay rights

    How is the UN relevant anymore?
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    Re: UN body votes for protection of gay rights

    Aww, the UN did something meaningless. The countries where human rights abuses are going on, will just keep ignoring this...

    It's really brave move though, it codifies another unenforceable opinion by unelected bureaucrats deciding what's important but with no power (thankfully) to enforce their views...
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    Re: UN body votes for protection of gay rights

    The UN is a useless oginization, most members hate the US because we have freedoms they have never had.

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    Re: UN body votes for protection of gay rights

    And this will accomplish .... ?
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    Re: UN body votes for protection of gay rights

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    And this will accomplish .... ?
    Absolutely nothing, but as I criticise them for meaningless crap I disagree with, I'll praise them for meaningless crap I agree with.
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