UN LGBT Amendment set for final vote
- Vote paves route for the UN to establish an independent expert to oversea LGBT issues.
- A 54 nations African Group had challenged the legality of the UN bureaucratic post, and called for its suspension.
- UN General Assembly’s human rights committee voted 84-77 with 12 abstentions Monday to remove the bar by the African Group.
- Amended resolution was then approved in a 94-3 vote with 80 abstentions.
- Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand was appointed on September 30 and has already begun his work investigating alleged LGBT violence and discrimination.
- Amendment will now go before the 193-member General Assembly for a final vote in December.
(NEW YORK CITY, NY) LGBT activists were handed a victory at the United Nations Monday when an effort to thwart the first special U.N. independent “expert” overseeing LGBT issues failed.
In a lead up to what LGBT activists considered the most important vote https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/historic-un-clash-on-lgbt-rights-set-for-november by the UN regarding their agenda in years, the UN General Assembly’s human rights committee further paved the way for a controversial new UN post to enforce special new rights https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/historic-un-clash-on-lgbt-rights-set-for-november based upon the sexual preference and behavior of individuals who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).
An African Group of 54 nations had challenged the legality of the UN bureaucratic post, and called for suspension of the appointed expert’s activities, pending further consultation on the legal basis of the mandate.
Vitit Muntarbhorn of Thailand was appointed on September 30 and has begun his work investigating alleged violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The UN General Assembly’s human rights committee voted 84-77 with 12 abstentions Monday to adopt an amendment introduced by Latin American and Caribbean nations eliminating an African-proposed resolution calling for the delay and suspension of the LGBT appointment.
The amended resolution, noting the Human Rights Council's report without any mention of suspending the expert, was then approved in a 94-3 vote with 80 abstentions.
It will now go before the 193-member General Assembly for a final vote in December. It is possible for the African Group to try again for a delay, however it is expected the resulting vote would be similar to Monday's.