Most lgbt folks are leftists who are in a political coalition with American Islamists. Islamic culture has specific strictures on the treatment of what Islamists think of as sinners.
Islamic culture will grow in influence in America as it has in Western Europe. When that happens, my lgbt friends will face a level of hostility that they have not known for more than a generation. Lgbt folks should look at the existing period as the golden age. It too will pass.
"you're better off on Stormfront discussing how evil brown men are taking innocent white flowers." Infinite Chaos
First off this was a UN General Assembly panel. Here the US does NOT have veto power.
Secondly the US has only veto power in the UN Security Council...
Thirdly, the US is hardly the biggest defender of gay rights in the UN if I recall. The Bush administration would most likely have backed the change.... since....
In turnaround, U.S. signs U.N. gay rights document | Reuters
In other words, before Obama came to power, the US was allied with the very nations that got this removed via the UN panel.The United States, in a reversal of Bush administration policy, has decided to sign on to a U.N. declaration that calls for the decriminalization of homosexuality, the State Department said on Wednesday.
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I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
The fear was that this law would be used to effect policy in the United States regarding Gay marriage. As BHO has already claimed he shares the same opinion as George Bush regarding Gay marriage this would appear to be a rather foolish move.
On the other hand, perhaps he was lying about his opposition. That seems a solid bet.
And let's keep in mind that under the Bush Administration, more money was contributed towards AIDS research and precautions than from any other country in the world. Over $15 billion. That hardly makes him or the American people anti Gay.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
statistics, you'll note that in South Africa (where the disease is most prevalent), men who have sex with men is a statistically insignificant number.
Now, that could be because of the very thing we're talking about in this thread (although, South Africa is the only African nation to decriminalize homosexuality AND constitutionally grant same-sex marriage rights) and gay men are afraid to report, but everything I've ever read about HIV in Africa is that it's a "straight" problem.