29 Jul '11, 6pm

How Gay Rights Reached the UN (VIDEO) | Care2 Causes

UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay released a video Thursday that details how the United Nations came to take up the issue of gay civil rights. The question of civil rights for gay people was brought before the UN when, in the early 1990s, Tasmanian gay rights activist Nick Toonen launched a discrimination case with the UN over his country’s anti-gay laws. In 1994 the UN upheld his complaint, a decision that would reverbarate around the world because it was the first time the UN had acknowledged that the right to live a life free from discrimination applies regardless of sexual orientation. In the video below Commissioner Pillay discusses the history of the UN’s stand on gay rights and the work that is still to be done in the wider LGBT rights field. A little more about Nick Toonen from the Tasmania Gay and Lesbian Rights Group: Nick Toonen said he was proud to have ...

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