The United States refused to sign a declaration presented at the United Nations calling for worldwide decriminalization of homosexuality.
The nonbinding declaration that supporters called a historic step to push the General Assembly to deal more forthrightly with anti-gay discrimination was signed by 66 U.N.’s member countries.
This refusal by the United States shows the disconnect between our self-described identity as a beacon of democracy and freedom and the reality of our current administration.
We were the only western nation to refuse to support the nonbinding declaration. Russia, China, the Roman Catholic Church and members of the Organization of the Islamic Conference refused to sign it also.
Opponents criticized it as an attempt to legitimize pedophilia and other “deplorable acts,” according to a story in the New York Times.
(Get that, the Catholic Church was afraid it would legitimize pedophilia.)