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U.N. Passes Hictoric Resolution On Gay Rights

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a historic resolution, seeking equal rights for all regardless of sexual orientation.

The Associated Press reports:

The U.N.’s main human rights forum has condemned for the first time discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

The 47-member Human Rights Council voted 23 in favor and 19 against Friday, with 3 abstentions, for the resolution put forward by South Africa.

It establishes a panel to review discrimination of gays and lesbians around the world.

The resolution was backed by the United States, the European Union, Brazil and other Latin American countries.


United Nations 17-6-2011 SOGI Resolution