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U.N. Human Rights Council Approves LGBT Anti-Discrimination Resolution

News outlets report on the U.N. Human Rights Council’s approval of an LGBT anti-discrimination resolution.

Agence France-Presse: U.N. rights body calls for end to anti-gay discrimination
“The U.N.’s top human rights body called on Friday for nations to protect the rights of individuals regardless of sexual orientation, in a vote that exposed global fault lines over gay rights. The 47-nation Human Rights Council resolution expressed ‘grave concern at acts of violence and discrimination, in all regions of the world, committed against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity’…” (9/26).

Washington Blade: U.N. Human Rights Council adopts LGBT resolution
“…The body approved the resolution by a 25-14 vote margin after more than an hour of debate. … ‘We are pleased to see that today the international community is visibly and publicly upholding the rights of LGBT individuals, and thereby we demonstrate ourselves as a global community respecting the rights of all,’ said Ambassador Keith Harper, who represents the U.S. on the U.N. Human Rights Council…” (Lavers, 9/26).

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