Friday, February 20, 2009

Good news on the international front


Back in December, in response to President Obama's hurtful choice to include anti-gay Pastor Rick Warren in the inauguration, I suggested that the new administration could easily show its concern for LGBT people by reversing one of Bush's many shameful policies. That same week, the Bush government put the U.S. on the side of Islamic theocracies and the Vatican by refusing to sign on to a United Nations declaration urging decriminalization of homosexuality.

It seems now Obama has done just that. At a Geneva United Nations commission meeting, the U.S. recently joined the European Union and South American countries in naming discrimination against gays as human rights violations, according to UN Dispatch.

Progress...

H/t to Obsidian Wings.

1 comment:

Jane R said...

Boy, that one didn't make the headlines!

Thanks for the good news.

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