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March 15, 2004

Defense of family

UN Leader Under Fire Over Gay Benefits :

...some of the world's most homophobic regimes are demanding Annan rescind the order.

The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), a bloc of 56 nations, is expected to demand, possibly by the end of this week, that the U.N. General Assembly address the benefits.

I see homosexuality as a "canary in the coal mine" issue. The order above applies to only those UN employees whose own countries provide similar benefit programs, yet nonetheless, a group of nations seems to be demanding that the world operate according to the lowest common denominator. This article from The Washington Times indicates that the Vatican and a few African nations are also objecting.

Posted by razib at 11:12 PM