Sunday, October 4, 2015

Saudi Arabia wants that the UN cancels LGBT rights.

Saudi Arabia wants that the UN cancels LGBT rights.

Saudi Arabia wants the UN gay rights of the sustainable development goals pickup, reports The Independent. 'Gay rights are in conflict with Islamic law, "said the Saudi foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir.

From Independent:

Saudi Arabia is protesting any references to homosexuality in a sweeping new agenda for global development, saying it runs “counter to Islamic law.”

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told a U.N. summit of world leaders Sunday that “mentioning sex in the text, to us, means exactly male and female. Mentioning family means consisting of a married man and woman.”

He asserted his country’s right not to follow any rules that relate to any “deviations” from that belief as the world moves forward on the new development agenda.

The so-called Sustainable Development Goals include a target to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights by 2030. Some states like Saudi Arabia and the Vatican are concerned that references to “sexual rights” include rights for gay people.

Pink News reports that overt references to LGBT equality were removed from the final agreement. Read the full article here.

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