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.
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