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    Wednesday, March 18, 2009 11:00 EDT
    Reversing Bush decision, U.S. to sign U.N. gay rights declaration

    The Obama administration has decided to sign on to a United Nations declaration that calls for countries around the world to decriminalize homosexuality, the Associated Press reports. Last year, under then-President Bush, the U.S. became the only Western government that refused to endorse the document.

    Though the declaration is non-binding, American negotiators had raised legal objections to it and said they needed to conduct a further review. At the time, the AP said that "U.S. officials expressed concern in private talks that some parts of the declaration might be problematic in committing the federal government on matters that fall under state jurisdiction. In numerous states, landlords and private employers are allowed to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation; on the federal level, gays are not allowed to serve openly in the military."

    The decision will make the U.S. the 67th country to sign on to the declaration. More than 50 countries, including the Vatican and members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, oppose it.

    ― Alex Koppelman

    Reversing Bush decision, U.S. to sign U.N. gay rights declaration - War Room - Salon.com

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    oh huzzah, now in 30 countries we won't get tossed in jail for simply existing.

    Reach for the f#cking stars.

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    Well I don't think this will work for Iran where Ahmadine-tard said, "We don't have that here." (gays).


    Idiot.

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    It was so funny when he said that. The look on his face was priceless when the student audience roared long and loud with laughter.

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    Yay! Some happy news today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    It was so funny when he said that. The look on his face was priceless when the student audience roared long and loud with laughter.
    He is the Iranian version of Dumbya.

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    Is this going to change anything like the don't ask don't tell policy or is this just some useless bullshit?
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    non binding useless bullshit
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    damn I thought so
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