U.N. Urges Global LGBT Protections

HeadlineDec 16, 2011

The United Nations is urging governments worldwide to enact new protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and repeal discriminatory laws. In its first official report on the issue, the United Nations says LGBT people face rampant discrimination and violence in all regions of the world, including attacks with “a high degree of cruelty.” On gay marriage, the United Nations also urges governments to ensure that “all unmarried same-sex couples are treated in the same way and entitled to the same benefits as unmarried opposite-sex couples.”

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