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Its fine to be gay, United Nations Declares Gay Rights Exist

United Nations Gay Pride FlagRepresenting the interests of the lesbean, gay, bisexual and transexual world, in an action which was proposed firstly by South Africa, the United Nations has voted in favour of declaring Universal Human Rights will without any doubt or prejudice shall apply universally to all regardless of their sexual orientation.

It means that the world now legally can be recognizable that discrimination to the LGBT community anywhere in the world is a violation of international law.

Its great news that it has finally became recognized at international level, however it is equally disturbing that the resolution was passed with a 23 to 19 with three absenteeism from voting. Which means in a worst case scenario it passed with a majority of merely one.

Many of the countries in Africa have accused South Africa of siding with the west, it is likely true that they have on this which I for one am glad to say they have the pressure that will be put on the rest of the African continent by facing the pressure of International Law when it comes to Human Rights will hopefully be intense. Over time, I expect the uncivilized lands will come to respect the dignity of human rights and will lead to a world in which people work to the betterment of the human race.

As a result of the resolution, the United Nations has commissioned panels that will look into anti-gay discrimination. It now means that discrimination cases could be taken as far as to the International Court of Justice.

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Freedom of speech first.

Writing in the mirror, Sue Carroll questions weather or not Facebook should be defending free speech. She’s writing in regards to the controversial “RIP Raoul Moat – You Legend” group which the author had taken down not facebook. I’m not going to look at that in any detail.

She however does make an interesting point about the freedom of speech and if facebook should always stand by it, and the simple answer is yes. Freedom of speech is paramount to any civilized people. Think back to 1984 by George Orwell and you will notice that the freedom of speech being lost takes us to dark miserable places.

She further comments on if they would allow pages like RIP Adolf Hitler, well, given that there is a RIP Saddam Hussein page, I would not be surprised if they would.