“Countries which voted against: Iraq, Morocco, Namibia, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Bangladesh, Cameroon, China, Egypt, Ghana”
No surprise there at all. In most of those countries being gay is illegal.
In Iraq they have death squads.
I question whether a country that allows death squads to go around killing people (gay or otherwise) should have ANY representation at the UN whatsoever. They should be pariahs
One thing – the condition for any aid by any western nation to nations should be the full rights of gays being guaranteed.
Other then that, this may sound gruesome – just let them continue what most of them are doing to each other. Which is not very nice
this mayu sound cruel, but maybe we should have let them kill each other…………
Oh yes, thats what happened when an idiot Bush took down the guy in control – Saddam.
if bush ahd any thing except the love of oil money in his head re Iraq, he would have looked at what happened in yugo after tito died. Same kind of ethnic hate free to kill 100,000 people,
btw we missed killing bin laden in late 2002 because we were busy sending troops and equipement to the forthcoming war in Iraq. We employed the Afghans whose govt appears to be horribly corrupt.
Most of the 5000 americans and our allies would not have died except for that freakout evangelical a-hole
which should have done long time ago…that is what we called equal rights….. i hope this it then beginning of the peaceful life of gay people….
It is sad to see that Mauritius has backpedalled on the initial commitment to equal civil rights for gay people. The recent squealing by a bunch of idiots with a religious lobotomy or a mass-grave of skeletons in their closets and a pretend-heterosexual lifestyle seems to have worked. The government is now scared of offending the fragile sensibilities of the vocal minority of vicious homophobes by standing up for what’s right – equal civil rights for gay people.
Every day more progress.Great to see <3
It must be easy for PN staff writers to write the copy for those that vote against LGBT issues at the UN.
Just “cut & paste” from old items and there you have it…
I wonder if they have a text file entitled “Countries which voted against” at hand??? It wouldn’t surprise me, as it always seems to be the same Countries that vote against anything to to with LGBT human rights.
I have a ludicrous proposal:
If a member Country of the UN votes against the granting of rights to a protected minority group on three consecutive issues; that are passed by a “super majority” of 60% of the votes available, then that Country should lose the power to vote in the UN on issues concerning that minority group for a period of time.
Good news :-) Another step in the right direction. Keep fighting for our rights !!!!
Well done to ILGA. I have been following this great organization for years. Are you a member? It is a group that is made up of grassroots organizations all around the world, creating our own future. You can go to their website and become a member.
Congrats to the ILGA. I am from India and I am really glad that India voted in favor. Socially we have definitely fallen behind the west in terms of acceptance of LGBT rights ever since the British came, but the government as a whole is not antipathetic to our community’s basic rights.
Pleased to see the endorsement – another step along a slow torturous road to equality