U.S. Will Sign U.N. Declaration on Gay Rights

The United States will join 66 other nations around the world who have signed the United Nations’ Declaration on Gay Rights. This declaration condemns human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It calls for a “decriminalization of homosexuality…to request a universal abolition of the so-called ‘crime of homosexuality,’ of all ‘sodomy laws,’ and laws against so-called ‘unnatural acts’ in all the countries where they still exist.” The Bush Administration opposed the U.S. signing the declaration in 2008. We are encouraged by this act in favor of international human rights by the Obama administration.

Via Feminist Majority

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