Monday, September 29, 2014

UN Passes Pro Homosexuality Resolution, Which Israel Supported

UN Passes Pro Homosexuality Resolution

The United Nations Human "Rights" Council adoptedlandmark resolution shown below for LGBT "rights" during its 27th session on Friday, the second-ever motion of its kind. The resolution, which was heavily promoted by the U.S., was sponsored by Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil and Chile. Countries from every geographic region in the world joined as supporters.  

The action, which passed by a 25-14 vote margin countries listed below after more than an hour of debate, condemns violence and "discrimination" on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity across the globe. 

“We are pleased to see that today the international community is visibly and publicly upholding the rights of LGBT individuals, and thereby we demonstrate ourselves as a global community respecting the rights of all,” said Ambassador Keith Harper, who represents the U.S. on the U.N. Human Rights Council. 

Still, since the resolution comes with no enforcement capability thank God — it simply calls for a report from the U.N. high commissioner on LGBT "rights" abuses — it will likely largely be seen as a symbolic gesture, albeit it one that the U.N. has largely failed to make in the past. This resolution is "only" the second time the U.N. has referred to LGBT rights as “human rights.”

Not all of the reaction to the resolution was positive: Pakistan’s representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council called it a “divisive and controversial initiative.” 

We feel there is an attempt to impose uniculturality” that “runs counter to religious and cultural practices of some countries,” said Saudi Arabia’s representative during debate a broken Clock is right twice a day. “In my opinion, this [resolution] is a human rights violation.”

South Africa, considering their recent history of harsh "anti"-LGBT legislation has allowed same sex "marriage" for years and co sponsored the 2011 resolution, surprisingly backed the resolution. But Buzzfeed reports that insiders on the Human Rights Council say the African nation helped “water down” the resolution before lending its support.

A total of 21 countries either opposed or abstained from the resolution. Also — ironically in light of the sponsors of the resolution — Latin America accounts for almost 80% of the world’s reported murders of transgender people, with more than half of these deaths occurring in Brazil. showing that promoting perversion leads to more perversion

(MSNBC) highlights my additions

The U.S., along with Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Montenegro, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, South Africa murder central, Macedonia, the U.K., Venezuela and Vietnam voted for the proposal. 

Algeria, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Indonesia, Kenya, Kuwait, Maldives, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates opposed it. 

Burkina Faso, China, Congo, India, Kazakhstan, Namibia and Sierra Leone abstained. 

The U.N. Human "Rights" Council before the final vote rejected seven proposed amendments put forth by Egypt, Uganda, Pakistan, South Sudan and other countries that sought to strip LGBT-specific language from the proposal.

(washingtonblade) highlights my additions

Tragically Israel also supported this anti Jewish (Torah) Resolution bill making a complete mockery of the "Jewish" state

Statement by Ambassador Samantha Power, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations, on the UN Human Rights Council Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, September 26, 2014

Samantha Power
U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations 
New York, NY
September 26, 2014

I am very pleased that the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution today to combat "discrimination" notice the emphasis is on "discrimination" which means not allowing a gay to be a Rosh Yeshiva, not violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons. This is only the second time in its history the Human Rights Council has adopted a resolution on LGBT "rights", and the first time it has done so with a majority of its members. This resolution mandates a much-needed UN report that will investigate and bring to the world’s attention the violence and "discrimination" faced by individuals around the world "simply" because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

This has been an important week for advancing LGBT rights at the UN. Today’s adoption is another historic step forward. Yesterday, I joined Secretary Kerry remember the Tochicha in vayikra at the first UN high-level LGBT Ministerial event that was open to all UN delegations, as well as to representatives of civil society. The event was attended by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights as well as by ministers from around the world. As Secretary Kerry said at the meeting, “we have a "moral" obligation to speak up against marginalization and persecution of LGBT persons. We have a "moral" obligation to promote societies that are more just and more "fair", more "tolerant".”

Across the globe, we still continue to witness acts of intimidation and persecution against LGBT persons "simply" because of who they are and who they love. Indeed, more than 75 countries around the world still maintain "discriminatory" laws aimed at LGBT individuals. We must do more to ensure that governments do not condone the jailing or killing of individuals because of their acting upon their supposed sexual orientation or gender identity.

The United States is "proud" to have worked with member states from every region in the world on this resolution, and we commend Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Uruguay for taking the lead in sponsoring it. We remain unwavering in our commitment to "advance" "equality" for LGBT persons at home and abroad. "Discrimination" against LGBT individuals exists in every corner of the world and we must continue working together to ensure that “all human "rights" for all” is truly a reality.
(official statement) highlights my additions

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