United Nations LGBT Amendment set for final vote

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The UN is now set to vote in December on the passage of a LGBT amendment which empowers a special envoy to investigate discrimination and violence against this nebulous group.

  • 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.

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