Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The United Nations General Asembly has added sexual orientation to a resolution condemning extrajudicial and summary executions. According to a Press Statement by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, the United States introduced this language to send an unequivocal message that no one should be killed for who they are. Secretary Clinton states:
"Sadly, many people around the world continue to be targeted and killed because of their sexual orientation. These heinous crimes must be condemned and investigated wherever they occur. We look forward to continuing our work with others around the world to protect the human rights of those facing threats or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."