The United States is not supporting a UN Declaration calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality worldwide. In some countries (70 members of the UN), it is a crime to be gay, even punishable by death in certain nations.
The US worries that the non-binding declaration would commit the federal government to act for areas that are under state jurisdiction. I repeat, non-binding declaration. Many states allow landlords to discriminate based on sexual behavior. For some reason, we want this to be okay. The federal government also does not allow gays to openly serve in the military, even if they are gifted translators we desperately need.
Instead of siding with human rights leaders (which we claim to be), we are siding with those who would arrest, even kill, people who are gay. What kind of message does this send?
I guess we want to maintain the right to discriminate.
Here’s the link: US not on board
Enjoy everything homosexuals do for the country, as long as they don’t ask for equal rights, right?
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