UN Votes on Rights for Gays
Mirror, April 21, 2003
One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AP England
By Graham Brough
The United Nations is to vote on full human rights
worldwide for homosexuals in defiance of countries where gay acts still carry
the death penalty.
The landmark vote will take place on Wednesday when the
UN Human Rights Commission meets in Geneva.
Briton’s gay rights campaigner Peter Tatchell said:
“It is a historic milestone in the worldwide struggle for gay equality.
“All previous attempts to table UN resolutions on gay
human rights have been blocked by homophobic governments.
“This will begin to challenge the discrimination and
violence that blights the lives of hundreds of millions of lesbians, gays and
More than 70 countries ban homosexuality. Seven punish it
by death—Chechnya, Iran, Iraq, Mauritania, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Yemen.
Others jail or flog gays.