UN deletes gay reference from anti-execution measures (PinkNews)
A United Nations panel has deleted a reference to gays and lesbians in a resolution condemning unjustified executions.
The motion was introduced by Morocco and Mali and the vast majority of countries in support were African or Arabic.
Many of the supporting countries criminalise homosexuality and five treat it as a capital offence.
The amendment called for the words “sexual orientation” to be replaced with “discriminatory reasons on any basis”. The resolution makes explicit reference to a large number of groups, including human rights defenders, religious and ethnic minorities and street children.
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