Dec 28, 2008

Gay rights: a move in the right direction (except for the U.S)

First and foremost let's thank LOUIS-GEORGES TIN --founder of IDAHO (International Day Against Homophobia)-- who is behind the first gay rights declaration that was read last week at the United Nations.

"United Nations: First Gay Rights Declaration Wins Much Support, United States Opposes It."

'More than 50 countries opposed to the declaration, including members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, issued a joint statement Thursday criticizing the initiative as an unwarranted attempt to give special prominence to gays and lesbians. The statement suggested that protecting sexual orientation could lead to "the social normalization and possibly the legalization of deplorable acts" such as pedophilia and incest. RIGHT. WE ALL KNOW PEDOPHILIA AND INCEST IS A GAY THING, DON'T WE! GAY IS THE EASY TARGET, THE CONVENIENT CULPRIT THAT STRAIGHT PEOPLE USE TO BLAME THEIR OWN DEVIANCES ON.
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The European nations backing the declaration waged their campaign in conjunction with the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Dutch foreign affairs minister, Maxime Verhagen, said countries that endorsed that 1948 document had no right to carve out exceptions based on religion or culture that allowed discrimination against gays. SERIOUSLY, PEOPLE WANT THEIR CAKE AND EAT TOO.
"Human rights apply to all people in all places at all times," he said. "I will not accept any excuse."' REALLY, WHAT'S SO HARD TO UNDERSTAND? DOES SEEING A HOMELESS PERSON OUT IN THE COLD MAKE ONE FEEL WARMER?


The countries (names in French) who signed the declaration:
Andorre, Argentine, Arménie, Australie, Autriche, Belgique, Bosnie-Herzegovine, Brésil, Bulgarie, Canada, Cap-Vert, République de Centre-Afrique, Chili, Croatie, Chypre, République Tchèque, Danemark, Equateur, Estonie, Finlande, France, Gabon, Géorgie, Allemagne, Grèce, Hongrie, Islande, Irlande, Israël, Italie, Japon, Lettonie, Liechtenstein, Lituanie, Luxembourg, Malte, Mexique, Monténegro, Pays-Bas, Nouvelle-Zélande, Norvège, Portugal, Roumanie, San Marin, Serbie, Slovaquie, Slovénie, Espagne, Suède, Suisse, ex-république Yougoslave de Macédoine, Royaume-Uni, Uruguay, Venezuela.
IT'S KIND OF MIND BLOWING TO SEE THAT COUNTRIES LIKE ARMENIA, GABON, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC, ROUMANIA... HAVE SIGNED THE DECLARATION WHILE THE U.S.A HAS NOT.

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