Wednesday, 28 March 2007

Petition for the Universal Decriminalisation of Homosexuality

The organisers of the 3rd International Day Against Homophobia (which will take place on 17th May 2007) are trying to get the United Nations to make a Resolution for the Decriminalisation of Homosexuality. Hundreds of national and international organisations, well-known cultural, political, and intellectual figures have endorsed the campaign since it was launched in November last year. You can sign the petition attached to the compaign here.

In addition, to support the effort in the UK, the following petition has been submitted to Tony Blair, on the Number 10 website:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/IDAHO-Petition/

"We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Campaign to the UN for a UN Resolution for Decriminalisation of Homosexuality.

On the 17th May 2007, an International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), will again be campaigning for Governments across the World to petition the UN to bring forward a UN Resolution for Decriminalisation of Homosexuality. In this day and age there are nearly 80 countries in the world where it is a criminal offence to be homosexual. A resolution is proposed by Louis Georges Tin, the President of the IDAHO Committee for the UN to have a Universal Decriminalisation of Homosexuality to protect individuals' human rights.

We ask the United Nations to request a universal abolition of the so-called "crime of homosexuality", of all "sodomy laws", and laws against so-called "unnatural acts" in all the countries where they still exist.

We ask Tony Blair, to support the resolution, and ask him to bring the resolution to the United Nations next year as a supportive country."
Please show your support for this UN Resolution and sign the petition.

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/IDAHO-Petition/

Via GLITA.

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