US To Sign Gay Rights Declaration Which Bush Refused To Back

The Obama administration is continuing to rejoin the rest of the Western world, this time on a resolutoin to decriminalize homosexuality. AP reports:

The Associated Press has learned that the Obama administration will sign a U.N. declaration calling for the worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality that President George W. Bush had refused to endorse.

U.S. officials said Tuesday they had notified the French sponsors of the declaration that the administration wants to be added as a supporter of the declaration. The Bush administration was criticized in December when it was the only Western government that refused to sign.

The officials said the administration had decided to sign the declaration to demonstrate that the United States supports human rights for all around the world.

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  1. 1
    Eclectic Radical says:

    It’s about time. No cynicism or deep analysis here. :)

  2. 2
    Fritz says:

    That should have been a no-brainer.  I should probably look at some conservative blogs to see who is wailing, but I just ate.

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