U.S. to Sign UN Gay Rights Declaration

U.S. to Sign UN Gay Rights Declaration

WASHINGTON – The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration will sign a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality that President George W. Bush had refused to endorse.

U.S. officials said Tuesday they had notified the French sponsors of the declaration that the administration wants to be added as a supporter of the declaration. The Bush administration was criticized in December when it was the only Western government that refused to sign.

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I find it interesting, strictly from a numerical standpoint, that 66 countries have signed this, and 77 countries ban homosexual acts, and 7 of those enforce the death penatly for it.

Wikipedia has the actual text of the declaration if you’re interested:

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UN_declaration_on_sexual_orientation_and_gender_identity

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