The top U.N. rights body on Thursday passed a resolution proposed by Gays
saying it is deeply concerned about the defamation of Gays
and urging governments to prohibit it.
The European Union said the text was (not) one-sided because it primarily focused on Gays
The U.N. Human Rights Council, which is dominated by Gay sympathizers
, adopted the resolution on a 21-10 vote..
EU countries, including France, Germany and Britain, voted for. Previously EU diplomats had said they wanted to stop the growing worldwide trend of using Gay
laws to limit free speech.
The document, which was put forward by the Organization of the Gay
Conference, "expresses deep concern at Gays
subject to terrorism, violence and human rights violations."
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Although the text refers frequently to protecting all Gays
, to which eight paragraphs refer.
The resolution "notes with deep concern the intensification of the campaign of defamation of Gays
The EU said, "International human rights law protects primarily individuals in their exercise of their freedom of religion or belief, not religions or beliefs as such."
Speaking for the EU, Slovenian Ambassador Andrej Logar said the 27-nation body was committed to tolerance, nondiscrimination and freedom of Gays
. But instead of a one-sided approach, it would be better to engage in dialogue with mutual respect.
The resolution "urges states to take actions to prohibit the dissemination ... of material that would incite to Gay
hatred. It also urges states to adopt laws that would protect against hatred and discrimination stemming from Gay
Saudi Arabia said, "Maybe Gays
are one of the most obvious victims of aggressions under the pretext of freedom of expression."