Saturday, June 18, 2011

Obama Pushes U.N. to Back Gay Agenda

Thanks to the U.S. State Department (Obama administration), for the first time, the United Nations human rights council has approved a Gay Agenda resolution that normalizes deviant sexual behavior and legitimizes sexual identity confusion.

For background, read Obama Administration Advances Gay Agenda at U.N. and also read Obama, Brazil Push Gay Agenda on World

UPDATE 3/2/12: Cardinal Speaks Out Against UN Call For Legalizing Homosexual Act In Africa

UPDATE 2/20/12: African Leaders Reject U.N. Call For Homosexual Equality

UPDATE 9/21/11: Obama Tells U.N., "We Must Stand Up for the Rights of Gays And Lesbians Everywhere"

UPDATE 6/27/11: Hillary Clinton's State Dept. key to setting up Rome Gay Pride appearance of Lady Gaga

-- From "Obama, Clinton praise U.N. gay resolution" by UPI 6/17/11

The council requested the high commissioner initiate a study to be finished by December "to document discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity, in all regions of the world, and how international human rights law could be used to end violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity," the United Nations said in a statement.

U.S. President Barack Obama called the action "a significant milestone in the long struggle for equality, and the beginning of a universal recognition that LGBT persons are endowed with the same inalienable rights -- and entitled to the same protections -- as all human beings."

He said in a statement released by the White House that the United States "stands proudly with those nations that are standing up to intolerance, discrimination, and homophobia."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also lauded the action, calling it "a historic moment."

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From "UN endorses gay, transgender rights" by The Associated Press 6/18/11

. . . 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.

"This represents a historic moment to highlight the human rights abuses and violations that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people face around the world based solely on who they are and whom they love," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said in a statement.

Following tense negotiations, members of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council narrowly voted in favor of the declaration put forward by South Africa, with 23 votes in favor and 19 against.

Backers included the United States, the European Union, Brazil, and other Latin American countries. Those against included Russia, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, and Pakistan. China, Burkina Faso, and Zambia abstained, Kyrgyzstan didn’t vote, and Libya was suspended from the rights body earlier.

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From "Gay marriages more likely with UN historic resolution" by Deborah Dupre, The Examiner 6/18/11

The resolution calls on the study to also consider “how international human rights law can be used to end violence and related human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity.”

Amnesty International reports that consensual same-sex relations are illegal in 76 countries worldwide, although harassment and discrimination are common in many more.

Same-sex relations are punishable by death in five countries.

[UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi] Pillay stressed that homophobia and transphobia are no different to sexism, racism or xenophobia.

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From "UN Body Narrowly Approves Gay Rights Resolution" by Lawrence D. Jones, Christian Post Reporter 6/17/11

Countries that voted against the Friday's declaration contended that it actually disregarded universal human rights, not protected them.

Speaking on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, Shafqat Ali Khan of Pakistan said before the vote that the conference was concerned the Council was discussing controversial notions of sexual orientation.

"We are seriously concerned at the attempt to introduce to the United Nations some notions that have no legal foundation in any international human rights instrument."

Ositadinma Anaedu, the representative from Nigeria, criticized South Africa for breaking ranks with African countries and siding with the West. He said more than 90 percent of the African people did not support this resolution.

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From "U.N. passes 'historic' gay rights resolution" posted at CNN 6/17/11

The [Obama] State Department lobbied intensively for the resolution and Nossel says the U.S. was pleased to see African leadership, from South Africa in particular, as well as strong support from South America, Colombia and Brazil.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made gay rights a key focus of the State Department’s human rights agenda, expressing her view that “gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights,” [she said] at a Gay Pride event at the State Department . . .

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