President Obama corrects one of Bush's disgusting inhuman wrongs - by formally endorsing a UN statement on decriminalizing homosexuality

  • metta

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    Mar 18, 2009 8:19 PM GMT


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    The Obama administration on Wednesday formally endorsed a U.N. statement calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality, a measure that former President George W. Bush had refused to sign.

    The move was the administration's latest in reversing Bush-era decisions that have been heavily criticized by human rights and other groups. The United States was the only western nation not to sign onto the declaration when it came up at the U.N. General Assembly in December.


    "The United States supports the U.N.'s statement on human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity and is pleased to join the other 66 U.N. member states who have declared their support of the statement," said State Department spokesman Robert Wood.


    "The United States is an outspoken defender of human rights and critic of human rights abuses around the world," Wood told reporters. "As such, we join with other supporters of this statement, and we will continue to remind countries of the importance of respecting the human rights of all people in all appropriate international fora."

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    Mar 18, 2009 8:25 PM GMT
    Finally. There is a lot to be said for not having a born again Christian in the White House.
  • SkyMiles

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    Mar 19, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    Hell YEAH! I can't believe this forum hasn't gotten more attention! This is pretty big news...and reminds us again about just how big a douche Bush is.
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    Mar 19, 2009 2:09 AM GMT
    Obama is on the right track in many ways. As it was once said, our long national nightmare is over.

    - Repealed Bush's ban on stem cell research funding
    - Closing Guantanamo Bay
    - Signed on to the UN gay rights manifesto
    - Will soon overturn Don't Ask Don't Tell (I'm hoping)

    That's a pretty good start.
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    Mar 19, 2009 2:18 AM GMT
    SurrealLife saidFinally. There is a lot to be said for not having a born again Christian in the White House.
    It has nothing to do with being a Christian, it has all to do with not having the balls to stand up for what's right even when your "contributors" disagree. I'm glad we're showing our support properly now.
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    Mar 19, 2009 3:33 AM GMT
    michae4 saidthe main opponents of this are the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Vatican. isn't it nice that religions can get together and find common ground on these issues? shameful
    >>>>>>>>>Man you are so right !!! The Irony of these two coming together on discriminating and hating a group is jaw dropping.
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    Mar 19, 2009 6:20 AM GMT
    SurrealLife saidFinally. There is a lot to be said for not having a born again Christian in the White House.


    President Obama is a born again Christian. And as another poster said, it has nothing to do with his religious views. He is President of all citizens in this country and that is how he said he would conduct his administration. I just hope he has the same fortitude when it comes to repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell and enacting ENDA, the employment non discrimination act.
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    Mar 19, 2009 6:48 AM GMT
    Global_Citizen saidObama is on the right track in many ways. As it was once said, our long national nightmare is over.

    - Repealed Bush's ban on stem cell research funding
    - Closing Guantanamo Bay
    - Signed on to the UN gay rights manifesto
    - Will soon overturn Don't Ask Don't Tell (I'm hoping)

    That's a pretty good start.
    I'd like to see ENDA passed and the DOMA repealed. Especially since I live in a state w/ absolutely no gay rights!!!!
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    Mar 19, 2009 8:55 AM GMT
    michae4 saidthe main opponents of this are the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Vatican. isn't it nice that religions can get together and find common ground on these issues? shameful


    Jay Leno made a similar joke several years ago about a Pride parade scheduled in Jerusalem.

    He opened up saying the Christians, Muslims, and Jews were all upset over a planned pride parade in Jerusalem and were going to try to stop it.

    Punch line (or something like it):

    "Isn't it nice to see three religions who have fought each other for thousands of years to come together in the name of bigotry and intolerance?"
    (crowd: Laugh laugh. Clap clap.)