UN Restores Sexual Orientation as Protected Status
Dear Friends & Supporters,
UN member states have restored protection for LGBT people to a resolution regarding minority groups that need special protection from extrajudicial and other unjustified killings of minorites. Soulforce was part of the UN Coalition that produced a public statement insisting on restoration of the language protecting LGBT people.
The assembly on Tuesday voted 93 in favor of a US proposal to restore the language including LGBT people with 55 contries against and 27 abstaining.
We want to thank Soulforce donors, volunteers and staff who made it possible for us to join the coalition and work to right this injustice that would have opened the door to genocide in more than 75 nations where murder of LGBT people is allowed by law. We encourage you to send a note of thanks to Ambassador Susan Rice and members of the Coalition.
We are so grateful for this historic moment of peace and reason.
Now we will press on to decriminalization of our lives in our own country and throughout the world until there are no more laws that deny us basic human rights.
Rev. Dr. Cindi Love