United Nations Human Rights Council Passes Landmark LGBT Rights Resolution
The body approved the resolution by a 25-14 vote margin after more than an hour of debate. (United States Mission Geneva/Wikimedia)
The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a landmark resolution condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.
The resolution expresses 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.”
It also welcomes “positive developments at the international, regional and national levels in the fight against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity”
The resolution, proposed in early September, passed with support from 25 countries (Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Montenegro, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, Romania, South Africa, FYR Macedonia, the UK, the US, Venezuela and Vietnam).
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