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United Nations human rights office urges Russia and Moldova to repeal anti-gay laws

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  1. This sounds nice. But the UN don’t care about homophobia. If they did why would there be so many member states who imprison, torture and murder gay men.

    1. A fairly ignorant comment considering the UN unfortunately can’t just send in a UN force to teach homophobic regimes a lesson is they don’t comply with international human rights law, and booting them out would be impractical. The United Nations Human Rights Council has affirmed that gay rights are human rights globally and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights is constantly reviewing the situation across the world – the United Nations is clearly doing quite a bit.

  2. Helge Vladimir Tiller 19 Aug 2013, 7:41pm

    Just a beginning-pure duty ! Go further.

  3. If it were possible to ‘propogandise’ someone into a particular sexuality, wouldn’t I be straight? All my life I’ve been exposed to nothing but heterosexual propoganda – yet I’m gay. I’d be delighted to hear your explanation, Mr. Putin. Perhaps those who claim you can be ‘talked into’ being gay have personal experience of ‘fighting off’ unwanted ‘thoughts’ and believe everyone has experienced the same struggle. Gay and in denial, perhaps …? Just drop the law and accept you just might be gay …..

  4. keith. the eventual wanker

  5. lukefromcanada 20 Aug 2013, 2:50am

    dont Moldova and the Ukraine want to become part of the eu? because if so, these laws would seriously hamper that progress

    1. I think they may have blown that, same with Turkey, all countries without a reliable rule of law, and an independant judiciary underpinned with a concept of individual freedom and justice. Nah not happening any time soon.

  6. Since there are literally billions of GLBTA people on the planet, GLBTA people should vote on the punishment for politicians on Earth who violate the human rights of GLBTA people. It’s not like politicians get a free pass to violate human rights.

    1. As there are only 7 billion people on Earth, then even if a very liberal 10% of the population were GLBTA, then would only be 1 in 10 or 700 million who might possibly identify as GLBTA. And given that probably 80% of those live under a regime that does not recognise them or give them legitimate right of protest, then sadly it is left to the small minority in the more enlightened sovereign states to try and bring such injustices to light.

      Unfortunately most politicians [b]DO[/b] get a free pass to violate human rights which is why we are a long way off from Utopia. The UN is fighting from within, but the likes of China and Russia wield so much power and even the USA hasn’t fully got its act together. All we can do is to continue the fight and never rest on our laurels. One battle won is better than none, but the fight to end discrimination continues unabated.

  7. To this day Russia has not recovered from the loss of power she once had as the Soviet Union. Her population was of a steady increase all through the years up until the fall of communism. At that point the population plateaued and then went down some. These are just excuses to get started the rebirth of communism in that country. The subject matter itself is a ruse to this fact.

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