UN Human Rights Council Condemns Death Penalty For Homosexuality, United States Votes Against Resolution

Forbes reports:

“Horrific laws” condemning people to death because of whom they love are the focus of a new international proposal. “The question of the death penalty” resolution to denounce the most severe punishment for consensual same-sex relations was passed on Friday by the 47-member United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. Twenty-seven nations voted in favor of the resolution; 13 voted against it and 7 abstained.

The resolution also condemns the death penalty for adultery, noting that it is disproportionately imposed on women. In addition to focusing on gender and sexual orientation, the new resolution builds on a recent UN report that examined the question of the death penalty’s disproportionate or discriminatory impact on groups or people who: have mental or intellectual disabilities, are below 18 years of age at the time of the crime, economically vulnerable, foreign nationals, exercising their right to freedom of religion or belief and freedom of expression, belong to racial and ethnic minorities or are women who are pregnant.

Voting against the resolution: Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, Japan, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and the United States.

Gay Star News reports:

Adré du Plessis, Head of UN Programme and Advocacy at ILGA told GSN why the US voted against the resolution: “The United States has the death penalty and has a consistent record of voting no on resolutions that are against it. Essentially, it is important to see the United State’s ‘no’ vote is therefore on the wider application of death penalty – rather than the issues of consensual same-sex relationships.”

However, he shared his gratitude towards the eight countries that brought the resolution forward: “Belgium, Benin, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, and Switzerland… they stood firm on principle through a difficult negotiation and voting period.”

Egypt, Russia, and Saudi Arabia made multiple attempts to dilute the resolution with amendments. All those attempts failed in reportedly close voting. Russia is not a voting member of the Human Rights Council.

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    Essentially, it is important to see the United State’s ‘no’ vote is therefore on the wider application of death penalty – rather than the issues of consensual same-sex relationships.”

    But it is about those relationships, Blanche, it is.

  • Rex

    The USA is pro-death.
    In light of recent events that’s become very evident.

    • JackFknTwist

      USA only has the death penalty because the Justices have no b alls.

  • JoeMyGod

    Russia lost its bid for a seat on the Human Rights Council last year over the bombing of Syrian civilians.

    • John30013

      The U.S.should lose its seat over the election of 45*.

      • ColdCountry

        Or for a myriad of other reasons.

      • jerry

        We did lose our seat on the Human Rights Council during the W regime…time for that to happen again, as we no longer remotely stand for human rights.

  • Tawdry D’Tails

    What the hell Japan?

    • JoeMyGod

      Japan still employs the death penalty (by hanging!) and it’s likely they had the same policy on such resolutions as the United States.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_Japan

      • Robincho

        Death penalty in Japan? Ask any whale, if you can find a live one…

        • Silver Badger

          Ask any Korean about Japan.

  • Dagoril

    Yes folks, Mongolia and Moldova are more tolerant, progressive societies than the United States. Look at what we have become.

    • clay

      Also, Benin. So, before people start painting all of Africa with the same brush . . .

      • JCF

        Thank you.

    • Halou

      And Kenya has a more secure electoral process. Their last vote was nullified by the nation’s supreme court because of hacking and corrupt practices by the supposed winner.

    • Todd20036

      But hey, the Bernie bros are ok with this.

  • olandp

    I guess that means that the President, the Dotard, should be put to death for his myriad adulteries.

    • Sporkfighter

      Silly rabbit, laws and punishment only apply to poor people.

  • barrixines

    “Essentially, it is important to see the United State’s ‘no’ vote is therefore on the wider application of death penalty”

    True. If you support the right of the state to decide what is a capital offence and implement that, you can’t really get that wound up about this.

    • barrixines

      If the Christian Right ever gain complete control of your government they will kill you. For those of you who support the death penalty, perhaps – like seeing five hundred people get shot at first hand can make you change your mind about gun control – self interest might make you reconsider your position.

    • Karl Dubhe

      I think it’s a bit more than that, really.

      From the militarist’s point of view; If a state bans the death penalty, then how can that state decide to go to war? If you can’t kill your own people, can you expect them to be willing to kill others?

      It’s lunacy, but that’s what militarism leads to/stems from.

  • Silver Badger
    • Lumpy Gaga

      The Pride 2017 Massacre.

      Never Forget!!

      • Silver Badger

        Please explain. Google did not have a definitive answer.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          Nikki Haley got a little bit of blowback from the lavender public after she emerged from Sunday brunch on what happened to be NYC Pride. Her description on her chosen social media outlet painted the event in terms of surviving a battle, “facing down Stonewall” or some such nonsense.

          I’m like, Girl.

          • Silver Badger

            It all comes clear. Thank you.

    • Ken M

      She is an American Sikh. No issue there, She converted to Christianity. Some issue there. She chose her faith as a Sikh for her wedding. No big thing. This is from her wedding http://images.tribuneindia.com/cms/gall_content/2016/11/2016_11$largeimg24_Thursday_2016_224230965.jpg Let’s show the wedding pictures to Trump’s base and see the reaction there. May very well be an issue.

    • Sporkfighter

      That picture doesn’t highlight her primary qualification for office, that she’s a repulsive little toady in the original sense of the word.

      Toady: early 19th century, said to be a contraction of toad-eater, a charlatan’s assistant who ate toads; toads were regarded as poisonous, and the assistant’s survival was thought to be due to the efficacy of the charlatan’s remedy.

  • TexasBoy

    Well, the evanscamicals do say it is the gayz that cause natural disasters. Who knew we have so much power?

  • aar9n

    O/t: fox friends just did a little segment blaming athiesm for the attack.

    • TexasBoy

      Taken from Pat Robertson no doubt.

    • Joe in PA

      Last year I got in to a rather “spirited” debate (ok, my husband had to break it up) with my sister-in-law and her husband about this very thing. I’m paraphrasing, but it went something like: “you cannot be a good person without Jesus”. When pressed, they held firm that the only thing stopping anyone from a life of crime is religion. WTF and SMGDH!

      • ColdCountry

        If you need religion to be a good person, you are NOT a good person. Period.

      • boatboy_srq

        Somebody better tell Confucius, Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche….

  • Stogiebear

    “Essentially, it is important to see the United State’s ‘no’ vote is therefore on the wider application of death penalty – rather than the issues of consensual same-sex relationships.”

    Essentially, it’s just a bonus that we can still kill the fags if we want to.

    • bambinoitaliano

      It’s all about killing. NRA, gutting ACA, gutting the EPA, targeted killing of black folks by the police institution.

      • Tom

        …800 Billion Dollar Military Defense Budget, gutting the State Dept…

      • Steverino

        The right wing in this country is a death cult.

        • bambinoitaliano

          It’s Waco’s Branch Davidians multiply a 100 times.

        • JCF

          This!

    • JackFknTwist

      “it’s important to see………”
      Important to whom ?

    • I’m disappointed (and a little surprised) to see Japan on that list. And reading their explanation, it seems like they tried to have it both ways:

      “Japan, speaking in an explanation of the vote before the vote, strongly opposed all forms of discrimination, including discrimination in the context of the death penalty. It was in that context that Japan had engaged in discussions about the draft resolution. Japan appreciated the effort of sponsors to find common grounds, but it regretted that several paragraphs still treated favourably the moratorium on and abolition of the death penalty. There was no internationally accepted obligation for States to adopt a moratorium. It was up to States to make that decision. Japan would thus vote against the draft resolution. “

  • Tatonka

    I am starting to realize that we are at war.

    • Silver Badger

      Took you long enough! 🙂

      • Tatonka

        No shit. I’m not that bright.

        • Silver Badger

          No, it’s more a matter of disbelieving that OUR OWN COUNTRY would do such a thing.

          • That means you weren’t paying attention during the 2nd Bush Administration when votes like this were cast with the Muslim majority countries several times. I don’t blame people for not knowing. It’s not like the so-called liberal media covered it. But this isn’t new. this is old. Maybe worse, but not new.

        • fuow

          It is no fun to realize that ones fellow citizens have elected a government which wants one dead.
          Our country did, though, and now we are paying for it.

    • bambinoitaliano

      The evil assholes that persisted in the country had finally shown themselves for who they are.

    • JackFknTwist

      Eh, sorry,……. but when have you not been at war ?

      Hmmmmm, maybe you invaded Granada in a quiet moment……..USA got bored.

      • olandp

        War is our #1 industry.

        • JackFknTwist

          Yeah, God forbid that the country would fix the f ucking roads !
          Rhode Island / Mass. where I am now is like the Somme, you could get lost in the trenches.

    • shivadog

      We have always been at war with Eastasia.

  • Acronym Jim

    “At least they aren’t throwing you off tall buildings.”

    That’s not for lack of wanting to. And the “wider issue of the vote being about the death penalty” is pure bullshit. I doubt the U.S. would have voted against the resolution if it condemned the death penalty for proselytizing.

    • Tatonka

      Fuck that. They should be grateful that we’re not throwing them off of tall buildings.

    • Gigi

      Yet. The Dominionists think the Handmaid’s Tale guide on how to implement country wide Talibangelism.

  • Gigi

    I don’t care what “reasons” you give, voting against the resolution puts you in league with countries that want it to be legal to kill us. Fuck you!

    • JackFknTwist

      As if the USA wasn’t already quietly despised for a myriad of reasons…..as if the USA needed another reason for its alienation. Just tear up the Kyoto Accord, tear up the Paris Agreement, withdraw from the Iran Deal, ….

      Oh Rufus Wainright, you got it so right with your “Going To A Town” song :
      “I’m so tired of America.”

      • Some days, not all, just some, I really get Belize (Angels in America):

        “I hate America, Louis. I hate this country. Nothing but a bunch of big ideas and stories and people dying, and then people like you. The white cracker who wrote the national anthem knew what he was doing. He set the word ‘free’ to a note so high nobody can reach it. That was deliberate. Nothing on Earth sounds less like freedom to me. You come to room 1013 over at the hospital, Louis, I’ll show you America. Terminal, crazy and mean. I live in America, Louis. I don’t have to love it. You do that. Everybody’s gotta love somethin’.”

        Terminal, crazy and mean. I can’t think of a better description of America c. 2017.

        • JackFknTwist

          How true !
          So much emotion about a piece of cloth and a bad tune. So much emotion about people expressing their opinion by kneeling.
          So much faux patriotism.
          So much faux sincerity – the WH lawn yesterday.
          So little action when your own little kids, ( little kids ! ), are blown to f ucking shreds. And you do nothing except whine on and on.
          You should be on the streets, where is your Bastille Day ?

          Instead you have the “good people on both sides, both sides ” marching under fascist banners in Charlottsville.

          Yes, I am in the USA, temporarily, but I could never live in this unfree tottering multi-state.

          A constitutional amendment to bear arms !
          What could possibly go wrong.

          Edit : In Paris they burn down the streets, they barricade the neighbourhoods if the govt. even talks about increasing the state pension age or the huge number of holidays.
          In the USA there is massacre after massacre and yet the Congress is bought and paid for by the NRA., when it should be lying in ashes about their feet.

    • MrRobotoLA

      And how is this vote NOT the Sharia Law all of these yokels were so f’ing determined to prevent Obama from imposing on all of us?

    • Todd20036

      Dear god!

      • ted-

        “gods”

    • Adam Schmidt

      The argument that the religious right loves to use “hey, at least we don’t kill y’all like they do in the Middle East”, just ended. The United States just voted against a resolution that would condemn killing people just because they’re gay. In other words, they just stood up for Uganda and Saudi Arabia and yeah… ISIS. That’s Trump’s America.

    • Ninja0980

      With a rusty chainsaw.

    • FAEN

      This is nothing but animus. Just as the right wingers pushed during Windsor and Obergefell.

  • margaretpoa

    I’m sure the homocons will excuse it. What’ll your excuse be today Matt? Milo?

    • clay

      “The Bible says that the death penalty . . . “

      • Silver Badger

        A shame about all of those non-virgin brides. Looks like we are headed for a shortage of females.

        • clay

          Not necessarily . . . what do you think war and mass shootings are for?

          • Silver Badger

            War perhaps. America’s mass shootings seem to be gender neutral.

          • JustDucky

            Just the ones we actually hear about.

            “[In] 57 percent of mass shootings, the shooter targeted either a family member or an intimate partner. According to HuffPost’s analysis, 64 percent of mass shooting victims were women and children. That’s startling, since women typically make up only 15 percent of total gun violence homicide victims, and children only 7 percent.”

            http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_55d3806ce4b07addcb44542a

          • Silver Badger

            Thank you for the information.

          • JustDucky

            No problem.

            It’s also worth noting that expressions of misogyny and the commission of domestic violence are common behaviors among the terrorists and mass shooters we do hear about, as well.

            Timothy McVeigh (OKC bombing) complained about being rejected by women; Dylann Roof (Charleston) accused the churchgoers he shot of raping “our” women; Elliot Rodger (Southern California shooting spree) and Adam Lanza (Newtown) both produced anti-woman manifestos; Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel (Nice, France: Bastille Day massacre), Omar Mateen (Pulse), Robert Lewis Dear (Planned Parenthood shooting), James Hodgkinson (Republican House Rep baseball game), Cedric Ford (shot 17 people in Kansas), and Man Haron Monis (Sydney hostage situation) all had histories of domestic violence.

            https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-link-between-domestic-violence-and-mass-shootings-james-hodgkinson-steve-scalise

            https://www.thecut.com/2016/07/mass-killers-terrorism-domestic-violence.html

      • boatboy_srq

        Theres also the very short-and-sweet requirement that Thou Shalt Not Kill.

        • clay

          Which they would immediately amend to “Thou shall not murder.”

          • boatboy_srq

            Let me know when they get to Thou Shalt Not Sleep With Thy Neighbor’s Wife Before The Divorce.

          • clay

            “Emotionally, the marriage was over.”
            right up there with the former student who wanted a diploma because
            “Emotionally, I’m done with college.”

          • JCF

            Technically, it is “thou shalt not murder”…

            …but if we’re talking about Christians, you’d think Jesus’s blanket condemnation of ALL homicide (including state-sponsored homicide) would apply, huh?

            [Just one of the ZILLION differences between Christians/Jesus-followers, and the execrable Christianists. Basically, Christianists have taken the worst of the Hebrew Bible’s condemnations (NB: the Hebrew Bible ALSO has many better, more universal values in it too—Christianists ignore these), the *sound* ˈdʒiːzəs, and all their fear&loathing-based, violently-expressed prejudices…and turned it into a modern religion. It has little connection to Christian beliefs of the first 1800+ years, and next to NO Biblical literacy (beyond whatever their Fundamentalist/Popoid pastor TELLS them it means).]

  • DaddyRay

    But her emails

  • Tawreos

    It was a bit chilling to read the list of nations that voted against it and see the US on the list. It shouldn’t surprise me, but it still does.

  • Silver Badger

    Take a look at our new asshole buddies. Japan is the only halfway civilized on in the group. Ask any Korean about Japan.

  • Tomcat

    This should tell us what our country is planning.

  • Halou

    You can be in favour of the death penalty and be opposed to it’s application against consensual sex between adults.

    https://imgflip.com/s/meme/Matrix-Morpheus.jpg

  • Halou

    “The resolution also condemns the death penalty for adultery”

    And the Trump regime voted against the resolution?

    • boatboy_srq

      Imagine that.

    • CottonBlimp

      Notice the part about how that’s enforced more for women than men? Trump’s hoping he gets to kill Melania after he’s done with her.

      • Halou

        He just needs to get a fake birth certificate for Ivanka so he can start to date her ‘legally’.

  • Leo

    OT. Russian execs being told to dump their property in Miami for fears the funding will be traced. That this happens right when the new Russian sanctions bill starts is not a coincidence. Follow this angle as I guarantee it’ll grow.
    https://twitter.com/MiamiHerald/status/915164110299549697

    • Joe in PA

      Hmmm, not sure how selling the properties now would stop the funding from being traced…but ok.

      • Tomcat

        Deny, deny, deny, that’s how.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        If anything mass dumpage would be a red flag, I think.

      • bambinoitaliano

        For now before they all die in accidents courtesy of their murderer in chief.

      • boatboy_srq

        Gets the value of the assets out of the US financial system. With the real property liquidated and the funds offshore the US can whistle for redress.

  • John Ruff

    Yeah, everything is great in the US! Fuck you repugs. I’ll NEVER speak to my repug-voting family members again.

  • Tomcat

    Let he who is without sin cast the first stone assholes.

    • Mikey

      I’m trying to picture “stone assholes”.
      Those CAN’T be comfortable.

      • Steverino

        Is that what the kids call anal beads, nowadays?

  • Michael

    It would’ve been more surprising if we had voted with a ‘yes’

  • Tomcat

    Our country would vote to restart the christian crusades.

    • Tomcat

      I am going to start raising lions.

  • lymis

    You can take a principled stand against applying the death penalty to a specific type of “crime” without inherently taking a stand against the death penalty itself.

    You can, for example, feel that the death penalty is appropriate for a mass shooting of innocent civilians while saying it’s not appropriate for a parking violation.

    What they just did was go on record saying that homosexuals don’t have any human rights.

    • Halou

      There was a regime change in the United States during November last year.

    • Tomcat

      That last sentence tells exactly what they are planning.

    • barrixines

      “You can take a principled stand against applying the death penalty to a
      specific type of “crime” without inherently taking a stand against the
      death penalty itself.”

      Most western countries would disagree with this.

      • Tomcat

        That should actually go without even being said.
        There are many crimes that do not warrant the death sentence.

        • Silver Badger

          Unfortunately, some crimes do. IMHO

          • Tomcat

            Then I have to ask you, IF the shooter had not shot himself and gave up to the cops, would you be pushing for a life stay in prison for him?

          • Silver Badger

            No I would not. Summary execution is the correct penalty for crimes such as his.

      • lymis

        I’d agree that most western countries would come down against the death penalty in the separate discussion of whether the death penalty is ever legitimate. But as I said, that’s actually a different discussion than the one about, having allowed for the death penalty at all, what crimes if can be applied to.

        I stand by my statement.

      • Priya Lynn

        “Most western countries would disagree with this.”.

        I don’t think so.

        I think virtually every western country would agree that although they oppose the death penalty in all situations they’d also agree that another country can oppose the death penalty for specific victimless crimes while not opposing the death penalty for other serious crimes.

  • Tomcat

    So basically it is a condemnation of bigotry to humanity and the USA voted against it. Very telling. Thanks Millennial voters, enjoy your new America.

    • Halou

      But her emails!?!?!

      • Tomcat

        No their excuse was she is ignoring US.

      • Ken M

        Hopefully, not too many years from now, you will ask that question and people will ask, “what emails, and who is she?”

        • Tomcat

          We will NEVER allow Hillary to be forgotten just to make haters happy.

        • Tomcat

          I am guessing it is you that will be forgotten long before Hillary.

          • Ken M

            Sorry Tom, go find someone else to dump on today. Have a nice Tuesday.

          • Tomcat

            You dump on Hillary you get dumped on, now you have a nice day.

          • olandp

            Aren’t there enough dead people in Las Vegas for you to kick today?

    • ColdCountry

      “The United States has the death penalty and has a consistent record of voting no on resolutions that are against it.”

      This is not new.

      • Todd20036

        This isn’t about the death penalty. This is about legalizing bigotry

        • ColdCountry

          Tomayto, tomahto.

        • barrixines

          In much the same way as how black people account for 34.5 percent of thoes executed in the US since 1976 and yet only make up 13 percent of the US population.

      • whollyfool

        It’s not new but it is pretty disappointing. You’d think this was the time to make an exception.

      • Tomcat

        If in fact the resolution actually stated condemning the death penalty for homosexuality and adultery, then they voted no for theses things and not for total capital punishment. I have not seen the resolution in it’s entirety so I cannot be sure this is fact or not.

        • ColdCountry

          It maybe like gun laws, anything that takes away their ability to kill is out of bounds. Huh. You’d think they’d support abortion, then, wouldn’t you?

    • S. Tyler Hoffman

      Thanks Millennial voters? *eyeroll*

    • Tom

      Sadly, I’m not sure they care or know about this news.

  • Adam Stevens

    “they stood firm on principle through a difficult negotiation and voting period.”

    It is difficult for heterosexuals to decide not to kill the other human beings they created.

    Jesus Fucking Christ.

    • GanymedeRenard

      Glorious post. Thank you.

    • Tomcat

      Sometimes it seems they actually take pride in ending a humans life.
      This says a lot about our country.

  • bambinoitaliano

    The axis of evil foretold by this pic. Japan really throw me for a loop. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fe69f840407d95e3ee30edb161a0f889fd64ba6743c263d212d6a9a049a18f52.jpg

    • Tomcat

      The orgasm orb in action.

    • olandp

      Interesting, Melania is the only woman in the room and she is not touching the ball. She also isn’t wearing at least a head scarf. I’m sure the Saudis, as well as all conservative Arab states, think she is a whore.

      • bambinoitaliano

        I think she touch enough balls in her career to not give a fuck about a bunch of assholes who worship their own genitals.

      • djcoastermark

        Pretty sure most of the world knows, not thinks, melly is.

      • Todd20036

        So do a lot of Americans….

  • Sporkfighter

    “The United States has the death penalty and has a consistent record of voting no on resolutions that are against it. Essentially, it is important to see the United State’s ‘no’ vote is therefore on the wider application of death penalty – rather than the issues of consensual same-sex relationships.”

    Oh, that’s ok then. If killing people for being gay is a specific barbarity among the general barbarity that is capital punishment, then all poor people have an equal right to be executed.

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley can, of course, explain this to Americans.

    • Tomcat

      REICH!

      • Todd20036

        I blocked that troll long ago

        • PeedeResistance

          Following your example. What a weary schtick!

  • Halou

    “Russia is not a voting member of the Human Rights Council.”

    Small miracles.

    • Isn’t it a trip that Saudi Arabia is on something called “The Human Rights Council”?

      • Halou

        I can understand the rationale behind that. As HRC members have to submit themselves to review by other members. Part of the reason why we know how severe it is in Saudi Arabia is because of this review process, we would be blind otherwise. And, if the HRC had real enforcement powers, I think having the Saudis protest Norway for religious persecution would be a price worth paying.

  • fuow

    Yup, voting Green or staying home to teach us Democrats a ‘lesson’ sure was a great idea. Still waiting for those amongst my fellow gay me who did so to explain how great their decision was and how terrific condemning gays to death is.
    Crickets, all I hear is crickets.
    Quislings.

    • ultragreen

      Stop voting for corporate Democrats who lose elections if you want to get rid of people like Trump. Otherwise, the Democrats are going to continue to lose elections from here to doomsday.

  • Tallulah

    This makes me doubly glad that I’ve moved to Mexico!

  • GanymedeRenard

    Not surprised by the USA in the least. But Japan? Really??

    • barrixines

      Japan has the death penalty too – it’s just covering its own arse.

      • GanymedeRenard

        Of course, and yet, somehow, I innocently thought the country wouldn’t be using the same lame excuses as the USA.

    • Japan has the death penalty and uses it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capital_punishment_in_Japan

      • GanymedeRenard

        I didn’t ignore that, but thanks. I’m just surprised that Japan voted against the death penalty for the particular case of homosexuality.

  • Jeffg166

    Who would Jesus kill?

    • Jesus killED a fig tree for not bearing fruit. It is in the book of Matthew. (I just found out about this last night — some Christian apologist web site was trying to make sense of it) Instead of making a miracle and having it make figs, he ordered it to wither and die- he was not in a good mood that day. (note- I am not a Christian, I just thought it was interesting). So if you happen to see him in the second coming, make sure to follow advice, and LOOK BUSY!
      https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+21%3A18-22%3A14&version=ESV;NKJV

      • Bad Tom

        He hated the fig for not bearing fruit out of season.
        That never made sense to me.

        • AmeriCanadian

          Doesn’t exactly sound like the sharpest knife in the drawer, now does he?

      • UrsusArctos

        SO? You’re saying Jeebus hates figs? THAT explains it all! Damned autocorrect stirred all this hate up.

  • ByronK

    Well, if it’s just about protecting the death penalty, that’s ok then. JFC! Even our right to live is just a bargaining chip on the table. You can tell a lot about a country’s government by the company they keep.

  • What the hell???? The US voted FOR this resolution?? I am completely disgusted and ashamed of my nation.

  • Colonel Panic.

    Dear America. You are in rather dubious company there. Do you feel proud?

    • GanymedeRenard

      Technically, it’s not ‘America’, just the US of A, who is in dubious company. Costa Rica and Mexico voted in our favor.

      • Colonel Panic.

        Good point, well made.. sorry America.

      • JackFknTwist

        My Colombian friends go crazy if i call the US of A “America”.

        • Brock C

          So do many Canadians.

          • JackFknTwist

            Point taken, dude.

        • GanymedeRenard

          I can see why. The sentiment is pretty common South of the U.S. border.

  • whollyfool

    Time to call some congresspeople

  • Matt

    The United States is no longer a leader in human rights on this planet. We voted with backwards, anti-freedom nations that we have consistently condemned in the past for their violations. It says a LOT about the direction of this country and those who are running it (into the ground). Fuck you, conservatives.

    • fuow

      Yup. Gosh, at this rate it looks like we’re going to have to do the most difficult thing on earth – vote!

      • Vista-Cruiser

        Yes, there are millions of Americans who lean Democratic, but they’re not evwr going to take it THAT far.

    • MichaelJ

      Come on… Starting with the genocide of native Americans, the institution of slavery and the lag behind other nations in abolishing it, the lag behind other nations in establishing the women’s suffrage, the effective disenfranchisement of black people in most parts of the country until the 1960s, and the continual support for dictators and some of the most repressive regimes the world has ever seen, the US has never been a human rights. leader.

    • ultragreen

      The US has never been a leader in human rights. That’s just a lot of empty talk.

      • ECarpenter

        Ultra Stupid, again. Under liberal Democrats, and occasionally even under illiberal Republicans, the U.S. has done a lot for human rights. As you know.

  • The W administration cast similar votes on gay rights issues, siding mostly with Islamic majority countries. And that was after you-know-what.

  • Phil2u

    I don’t understand “our” vote. I’m consistently disappointed in China; I have traveled there and find the people, in general and across generations, receptive to human rights. I suppose it’s the official stance of their government.

    • kareemachan

      Not to mention Japan…

    • ultragreen

      Basically, we have crazy people running our government. And they’re pretty pathetic.

  • xzargo

    Fuck You, Nikki Haley, you goddam Whore

  • Gene Perry

    Bangladesh, Botswana, Burundi, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Iraq, Japan, Qatar, Saudia Arabia, United Arab Emirates … yep, these are countries the US wants to be associated with on the issue of human rights!

  • KnownDonorDad

    Essentially, it is important to see the United State’s ‘no’ vote is therefore on the wider application of death penalty – rather than the issues of consensual same-sex relationships.

    Oh yeah, that’s totally how it looks.

  • Mark

    Fuck this shit!

    • kaydenpat

      I feel you, Mark.

  • GanymedeRenard

    As a side note, WTF are the likes of Saudi Arabia, India and Egypt doing in the UN Human Rights Council? One wonders.

    • Tomcat

      Looking out for their own rights, not their peasants.

  • kaydenpat

    I have to admit that this is shocking — even for this administration. They’re straight up saying that they’re okay with the death penalty for people based solely on sexuality. That says a whole lot about this administration’s views on civil rights.

  • Bad Tom

    Never before would the USA vote for such a resolution.
    I am shocked.
    ——-
    It is increasingly difficult for this administration to shock me, yet it does.

    • Craig Howell

      We are forever shocked but seldom surprised by this administration.

  • -M-

    And the RWNJs accuse everyone else of supporting total moral relativism.

  • TexasBoy

    But…but…Trump’s administration is bigly, super-dee-duper, awesomely gay friendly…just ask him, he’ll tell you.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      …and you know who was worse than Trump and probably would’ve had us all in ovens by now. /s

      • ECarpenter

        Yes. Himmler.

    • ultragreen

      That’s what the homocons like to tell us.

  • billbear1961

    a government of gangsters, with no legitimate authority in a genuine democracy

    • JackFknTwist

      But, but ,but……”there are good people on both sides, both sides….”

    • Jean-Marc in Canada

      Well, you must remember, both parties are exactly the same and the lady candidate was even worse, so perhaps we should see this as a win given what her administration would have voted for. /s

      • ultragreen

        Okay, some gangsters are a little better than other gangsters. Feel better?

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Nope.

          BTW, never going to let you forget what you did, never.

  • justmeeeee

    stil, FUCK the United States.

  • M Jackson
  • BobSF_94117

    Yeah, right, the “principle” of supporting the death penalty. I’m sure the next time there’s a UN vote condemning the use of the death penalty in apostasy cases when people convert to, say, Christianity, the US will vote no, too…

  • JWC

    American , being the paragon of human rights and values has a convoluted way of explaining things

  • kareemachan

    So… was this NiKKKi who voted against it?

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    I would say I’m shocked, disappointed, dismayed, but that would require me to suspend reality and the reality is, Donald Fucking Trump is the president and his attitudes and those of his evangelical enablers are king right now.

    Sigh…but as we were told sooooo many times, both parties and candidates are totes equal and the same and this would have happened if the lady had won, so why should American LGBT’s be surprised…right?

    And yes, I will always rub the noses of those culpable in this shit so that they never forget what they helped contribute to. #NeverLetThemForget

    • ultragreen

      You live in Canada so this doesn’t even involve you. The Democratic establishment keep selecting corporate Democrats who lose elections, and Clinton was just more of the same. If Democrats want to win elections, they have to select better candidates and stop blaming everyone else but themselves when things go wrong (as they usually do).

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Blah, blah, blah, they’re the same, blah, blah, blah, you’re a foreigner so you don’t matter, blah, blah, blah, ‘Murika, fuck yeah, blah, blah, blah.

        You sound just like a Trumpanzee. At least you’re being more honest about it.

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    America; not the Good Guys we were taught we were.

  • andrew

    A big thank you to the eight nations who brought the measure forward: Belgium, Benin, Costa Rica, France, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia and Switzerland and Shame in particular, for opponents like USA, Japan and India.

  • Ninja0980

    They want us dead.. simple as that.

  • JCF

    So I get to use this one again:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4cb5cb5f666da7e8614bfe9271d1cbbc6a2c902954b5bb66a83e47d515f38366.jpg

    LGBT voters for 3rd parties, didn’t vote…voted for Drumpf? YOU OWN THIS!!!!!

    • ultragreen

      No, Clinton voters are responsible for the Trump administration. They should stop supporting candidates who can’t win elections.

      • Jean-Marc in Canada

        Honey, you can keep deflecting ’till the cows come home, but the fact remains you support Donald J. Trump and are thrilled with what he’s doing. It’s clear to me now you’re probably a closet Homocon and thus should be ridiculed at every turn. What a disgusting creature you are, no less so than Trump, Miller, Breitbart or Bannon. Filth…utter filth.

      • ECarpenter

        Yes, and rain is responsible for sunburn, and acne is responsible for the extinction of the dodo.

        You are not ultra green, you are ultra stupid.

  • LovesIrony

    and niki haley wonders why she gets booed during gay pride.

    • She’s not on the 18 member advisory board of the UN-HRC.

      • LovesIrony

        She is the face of the US at UN

  • Makes ya’ proud to be an American – NOT! Goddamn we suck!

  • Dunkerblinker

    Vile and evil administration.

  • FAEN

    Paging Honocons-still think he’s in your corner?

    Traitorous bastards that you are.

  • ian

    So where oh where are the homocons? Realize you’ve been conned yet? Con is in your moniker after all. Can’t say it’s short for conservative, it’s short for conned. Any rational, reasonable person could see what a trump administration would be from space. But not the homoconned, so much smarter than the rest of us. I bow to your clearsighted prescience.

    • ECarpenter

      They can’t bring themselves to admit it. That would make all their hard work worthless, and they can’t stand that. So they’ll continue to support the GOP no matter how much pain the GOP inflicts on them.

  • Vance

    Although not perfect, The United States is a great country and all Americans are great people.

    • ECarpenter

      Oh, yes, voting to support countries who want to murder gay people is amazingly, hugely great. It’s the best greatness we’ve ever been.