To Reserve the Right to Execute Gay People

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I saw this on Stuff That Makes Me Hard!  How sad is this?

To reserve the right to execute gay people:

The Maddow Blog: A new U.N. resolution [which] condemns the arbitrary execution of whole classes of humanity, from street kids to indigenous groups, was to have included sexual minorities, but a bunch of nations balked at protection for LGBTs. The U.N. General Assembly then approved an amendment that removed them from the list. The vote was 79-70. Here’s the list of countries that want to reserve the right to kill the gay:

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Botswana, Brunei Dar-Sala, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, China, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and Grenadines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Republic of Tanzania, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

via: The New Yorker

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I began my life in the South and for five years lived as a closeted teacher, but am now making a new life for myself as an oral historian in New England. I think my life will work out the way it was always meant to be. That doesn't mean there won't be ups and downs; that's all part of life. It means I just have to be patient. I feel like October 7, 2015 is my new birthday. It's a beginning filled with great hope. It's a second chance to live my life…not anyone else's. My profile picture is "David and Me," 2001 painting by artist Steve Walker. It happens to be one of my favorite modern gay art pieces. View all posts by Joe

8 responses to “To Reserve the Right to Execute Gay People

  • jaygeemmm

    Yeah, a whole list of backwards, near Third World countries (China excepted, but hey, they still think Communism works). Plus the Middle East. And where was the US? Sure as hell not lobbying our so-called "allies" in the Middle East or elsewhere. Makes me mad, but I have no idea about what to do about it.Peace <3Jay

  • JoeBlow

    Jay, I don't know what we can do about it either, but I wish the world would realize that if they all agree (and most do) that Hitler was wrong to kill Jews, Homosexuals, Gypsies, etc., on a massive scale, that it cannot be alright to condone the right for a country to execute homosexuals, merely because they are homosexuals. We are born homosexual and let's face it, you can't kill someone because of their genetics.

  • Gribsby

    So what happened to South Africa? I thought they wrote gay rights into their constitution when they overthrew apartheid?

  • JoeBlow

    Grisby, no matter how enlightened a country may seem, it doesn't mean they always stand by their ideals. American can be a great example of this.

  • Anonymous

    OPPOSITION FROM AFRICAN NATIONS. BAD NEWS.

  • JoeBlow

    Anon, opposition from anyone is bad news.

  • adhar

    Que c'est terrible de lire en 2010 que des pays ont des gouvernements qui ne sont pas plus éclairés que cela.Tue-t-on les gens parce qu'ils ont les cheveux noirs ? Bien sur que non.J'ai toujours pensé que les pays de mouquetouc ( complètement stupide ) méritent de disparaître et cela n'en sera que mieux.Les pays civilisés ne devraient pas commercer avec ces pays. Ça règlerait le problème ou encore imposent des droits de douanes si élevés sur les marchandises en provenance de ceux-ci qu'il n'y aurait plus d'acheteur.

  • JoeBlow

    Adhar, Je suis entièrement d'accord avec vous. Nous devrions boycotter ces pays ou du moins imposer des sanctions économiques sur eux. Si l'Amérique ne peut vaincre Don't Ask, Don't Tell, alors nous pouvons faire pression sur ces pays à modifier leurs politiques.My French is terrible. It is a language I could barely learn to speak enough to order food when I was in France. I ran this through Google Translator, so hopefully, it isn't too bad of a translation.

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