Religious fundamentalism: A threat abroad... a threat at home...
WASHINGTON - The governments of the United States and Iran--part of President George W. Bush's ''axis of evil'' and his current nuclear bete noire--demonstrated rare unity of cause this past week when Washington backed a Tehran initiative to deny UN access to advocates of sexual minorities' rights.
The federal government's UN vote to dismiss two international organizations' applications for speaking rights at the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) brought the U.S. government in line with regimes it routinely chides as human rights delinquents, HRW said. These include the leaders of Cameroon, China, Cuba, Pakistan, Russia, Senegal, Sudan, and Zimbabwe.
Monday, January 30, 2006
'Bigotry Conquers All,' Gay Rights Groups Say of U.S. Vote at UN
'Bigotry Conquers All,' Gay Rights Groups Say of U.S. Vote at UN: