90 Countries Back ‘Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity’ at the United Nations

6 December 2021


The UN General Assembly has adopted its first resolution that uses the language of “sexual orientation and gender identity”. The vote was unanimous, but a band of delegates from non-Western countries say they were bullied into supporting it.

NEW YORK, November 26 (C-Fam) For the first time, the General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution that includes the terms “sexual orientation and gender identity,” though not without objections.

For over two decades, countries that promote the LGBT agenda have avoided putting the terms “sexual orientation and gender identity” in UN resolutions for fear that traditional countries would vote against them. This is because diplomats always strive for resolutions to be adopted unanimously.

Now, the long-standing stalemate in UN negotiations broke in favour of the LGBT agenda, opening the door for LGBT issues in many other UN resolutions.

The controversial phrase was adopted unanimously in a United States-sponsored resolution on free and fair elections Thursday last week. No country was willing to vote against the resolution because of pressure from the Biden administration and fear of being labeled anti-democratic.

Fifty-eight countries voted to remove the phrase through an amendment on the floor of the General Assembly. Ninety countries voted to keep the controversial terms. But in a surprising development, all fifty-eight countries who voted against the controversial terms ultimately decided to support the resolution after failing to amend it. All they could do in the end is accuse the United States and the European Union of bullying and intimidation.

Continue reading this exclusive report at the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam).

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