The United Nations has a list of “discriminatory grounds” for executions … reasons to execute someone that the UN says are not OK. And, the UN just passed a resolution removing sexual orientation from that list.
This applies to state executions as well as hate killings.
Human rights defenders are protected by the resolution, as are journalists, lawyers, ethnic minorities, but gay and lesbian people no longer are.
This amendment comes out of Benin and a group of other African countries. Missionaries, what have you wrought?
Some of those voting to remove sexual orientation were countries where gays are known to be or thought to be executed or summarily killed including Iran, Nigeria, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Iraq.
The UK, US, Australia, New Zealand and many European countries voted in favour of gays.