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Obama Reverses U.S. Position On LGBT Issues At The United Nations

Remember last year when Dubya refused to allow the U.S. to consign a UN resolution calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide, putting us in league with the Organization of the Islamic Conference? Check this out.
At the so-called "Durban Review Conference" on racism and xenophopia underway in Geneva, Europe again put forward language condemning “all forms of discrimination and all other human rights violations based on sexual orientation.” According to UN Watch, "The Czech Republic on behalf of the E.U., with the support of New Zealand, the United States, Colombia, Chile on behalf of the South American states, the Netherlands, Argentina and a few others, took the floor in support." (emphasis mine). The efforts to include language on discrimination based on sexual orientation ended up failing for lack of support from non-Western countries. Still, it's relieving to see that the United States is now back on the side of the enlightened on this issue of basic human rights.
(Via - Towleroad)

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