The United Nations passed a historic resolution which endorses the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders. Members of the U.N. Human Rights Council voted 23 to 19 in favor of the declaration put forward by South Africa.
The resolution expressed “grave concern at acts of violence and discrimination, in all regions of the world, committed against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.”
Those who voted for the resolution include the United States, E.U., Brazil and other Latin American countries. Some African and Muslim countries decry the endorsement.
The resolution calls for a panel discussion next spring with “constructive, informed and transparent dialogue on the issue of discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against” gays, lesbians and transgender people.
via Huffinton Post