"The Trump administration brought its proposal to redefine international
human rights – and de-emphasize LGBTQ rights in favor of “religious
freedom” – to the United Nations this week and released a list of 57
countries that have joined its statement that says that some human
rights are more important than others.
The 57 countries supporting the U.S. proposal include governments that
have been accused of human rights abuses like Saudi Arabia and Egypt,
and authoritarian governments that oppose LGBTQ rights, like Hungary and
Poland. More pro-LGBTQ countries like France, the U.K., and Germany have
not signed on with the Trump administration proposal."
“The U.S. Commission on Unalienable Rights is a deeply misguided
enterprise with the potential to undermine human rights protections that
governments find disagreeable,” said Louis Charbonneau, the U.N.
director for Human Rights Watch. “The commission promotes the false
premise that too many people, particularly lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
transgender people and women, are asserting their rights.”
Via Janet Logan.
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