Saturday, June 18, 2011

U.N. Endorses LGBT rights

Good news from the U.N.:

The United Nations endorsed the rights of gay, lesbian, and transgender people for the first time yesterday, passing a resolution hailed as historic by the United States and other backers and decried by African and Muslim countries.

The declaration was cautiously worded, expressing “grave concern’’ about abuses because of sexual orientation and commissioning a global report on discrimination against gays.

But activists called it an important shift on an issue that has divided the global body for decades, and they credited the Obama administration’s push for gay rights at home and abroad.

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