U.N. says it’s not OK to kill people because they are gay

December 21st, 2010

NEW YORK – The United Nations General Assembly just voted on a crucial resolution on extrajudicial executions and other unlawful killings that, for the first time, includes explicit language protecting LGBT people.

This resolution urges member states to thoroughly and promptly investigate all killings committed for any discriminatory reason, even on the basis of sexual orientation.

The vote was 93-55 with 27 abstentions.

The opposition mostly came from Arab and African nations where human rights are limited.

Last month, a General Assembly resolution opposed the unjustified killing of minority groups, including the LGBT community. It drew widespread criticism, and the United States lead the effort to amend the resolution.

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1 comment:

Sonja Stark of PilotGirl™ said...

Wow -- Like we need a resolution to let the world know that it's NOT okay to kill human beings. Unbelievable. Love this blog Michael and again, nice job editing the footage we shot. Happy New Year too.