LGBT Rights in the UN: A glimmer of hope?

22/12/2010 at 6:04 pm (Gay)

Credit where it’s due.  In light of my previous post about the removal of basic human rights for LGBT people by the UN, it seems that this has now been repealed.

But what led to this vote in the first place?  An overview of this amendment is summarised in other news reports, but it leads to other questions.  If such voting must take place every two years, what if we’re not so lucky next time?  It was the United States that pushed for the amendment for countries to vote on.  In this new vote, the results differed thankfully.

It’s still an ongoing struggle though, and it is no surprise that Zimbabwe’s representative, Chitsaka Chipaziwa, is strongly opposed to the US Amendment.  If reports are to be believed, Chipaziwa seems to be very vocal on the subject.  Unfortunately, I could only find the quote as taken from the BBC’s website (thank you @kafrodo), stating that Chitsaka Chipaziwa himself compares homosexuality to bestiality and paedophilia.

This is not nearly the end of this debate, but at least there’s some hope.


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