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66 Countries Ask The UN General Assembly to Decriminalize Homosexuality

December 19, 2008 by and tagged , ,

With Sarkozy and his thugs in control of the French government, there aren’t that many opportunities to be proud of France these days, except for this:

Or for the anglophone crowd:

So, who aren’t the enlightened nations who refused to join the list of 66 signatories (which includes the entire European Union, Brazil, Israel, and Japan)?  The United States, China and Russia, Arab nations,The Holy See (the Catholic lobby), the Organization of the Islamic Conference. What are their objections? Why, legalizing homosexuality will legitimize pedophilia (a bit rich coming from the Catholic Church, that great moral authority) and other "deplorable" acts (whatever the hell that means), of course.

Well, at least, there is now a document in place and that’s a big step.

Posted in Gender, Social Discrimination, United Nations | 4 Comments »



4 Responses to “66 Countries Ask The UN General Assembly to Decriminalize Homosexuality”

  1.   wild2 Says:

    Actually, the Holy See, aka the Catholic Church, saw the light and decided to vote in favor of the declaration, changing its original position which was against.

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  2.   wild2 Says:

    Oops. Apparently I was wrong since the original press release from ILGA was suggested that there was a change of position. According to Reuters:
    “The Vatican Friday urged governments around the world to decriminalize homosexuality but said a proposed U.N. resolution on the issue went too far.

    Vatican spokesman Rev. Federico Lombardi said the Holy See’s delegation explained the position at the United Nations late on Thursday, criticizing the wording of a European-backed text that champions decriminalization of homosexuality.

    “The Holy See continues to advocate that every sign of unjust discrimination toward homosexual persons should be avoided and urges States to do away with criminal penalties against them,” read the delegation’s remarks, released by the Vatican on its website (www.vatican.va) Friday.

    “At the same time, the Holy See notes that the wording of this declaration goes well beyond the above mentioned and shared intent.”

    The Vatican singled out the categories of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” in the text, saying “these would create serious uncertainty in the law” — in what appeared to be reference to its well-known concerns about gay marriage.”
    So, they still prefer gays and lesbians to be killed rather than let them marry … Very pro-life.

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    •   SocProf Says:

      “So, they still prefer gays and lesbians to be killed rather than let them marry … Very pro-life.”

      That’s called having their priorities straight (pun intended)…

      I love the irony that they’re against “unjust discrimination”… except for marriage where it’s ok to discriminate.

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