US Endorses UN Gay Rights Statement

The Obama administration formally endorsed a United Nations statement which calls for the decriminalization of homosexuality, a measure that George Bush refused to sign. State Department spokesperson, Robert Wood said: “The United States supports the UN’s statement on human rights, sexual orientation and gender equity and its pleased to sign the other 65 UN member states who have declared their support of the statement.” He emphasized that America stood for human rights and is a critic of those who brutalize and oppress humans based on sexual orientation.

Gay groups will undoubtedly support the Obama decision, but we can expect anti-gay groups to once again denounce any action by the government to support gay rights. Ironically, Bush in refusing to sign the statement placed the United States on the same side as Pakistan or Saudi Arabia or China or Iran.