**UN report: ‘There is no definition of the family’ **
*By Stefano Gennarini, J.D.| January 29, 2016 *
NEW YORK, January 29 (C-Fam) A draft UN report says the family should be understood “in a wide sense” and tries to open the door to recognize same-sex couples in international law and policy.
“There is no definition of the family under international human rights law,” according to a report on “protection of the family” prepared by the UN staff and released last week ahead of the next session of the UN Human Rights Council.
The report touches on the family, human rights, and social and economic development, and downplays the legally binding understanding of the family as the “natural and fundamental group unit of society” in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and international treaties that implicitly exclude same-sex relationships from the meaning of family in international law and policy.
The UN human rights bureaucracy tries to balance the longstanding understanding of the family that dates back to the founding of the United Nations, and effectively defines the family for purposes of international law and policy, with a progressive, and aggressive, attempt to expand the meaning of family in international law and policy to include same-sex relationships. The result is not entirely consistent…
Maybe they need to talk to God about that.