United States Accepts UN Recommendations for Improving LGBT Rights at Home

Today the US State Department released its response to the recommendations made by the United Nations Human Rights Council on the human rights record of the United States. Of the 228 recommendations made by countries around the world to the United States, three of the recommendations (86, 112, and 116) relate to LGBT rights. The United States officially accepted all three LGBT recommendations today.

The Council for Global Equality and Human Rights Campaign have engaged with the Universal Periodic Review process to ensure inclusion of sexual orientation and gender identity in the review of the United States’ human rights record, and are pleased that the United States today has officially and formally accepted these recommendations. (read the NGO submitted report here)

Since this was the first time that the United States has been reviewed by this relatively new UN process, it is also the first time that our nation publicly committed to the world community the intention to do more to combat violence and discrimination against LGBT American citizens. HRC and the Council for Global Equality intend to continue their work to ensure these recommendations are fully implemented by our government.

1 Response to “United States Accepts UN Recommendations for Improving LGBT Rights at Home”

  1. 1 Joseph Paz March 11, 2011 at 10:16 am

    My mom was married twice, her first two children are gay and were gay since they could talk, she once caught them cross dressing at the age of about 5. Her second marriage she had my brother who is heterosexual and his first born son is now gay, also gay since he was about two years old, it was very obvious. Then came me, I’m gay and have always been since I can remember. Being gay is not a choice, just like being heterosexual, bisexual or other is. We have been here since the beginning and will be here to the end. It’s time we have all equal rights to marriage. I’m in a nine year relationship and we would love to get married bur we are not allowed by our federal government. It’s sad that so many countries allow gay marriage and the country that speaks so much about democracy and human rights still treats us like we don’t exist and don’t deserve equal rights. We want to plan an equal rights march for marriage on Friday 11/11/11. Can anyone help us. It’s time for the USA to show the rest of the world that they will stop the hypocrisy and stop homophobic religions from dictating what the government should do.

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