U.S. Not Signing UN Gay Rights Declaration

December 15th, 2008

And she's French, too.

Fresh off the Vatican’s refusal to support a UN statement decrying the criminalization of homosexuality, the United States is stalling their signature approving the symbolic declaration.

While the United States has plenty of precedent to sign the statement, including a similar declaration before the 2006 Human Rights Council in Geneva, the delay is unusual—and the deadline is looming.

Over 50 countries worldwide have signed the declaration, including Canada. The U.S. might be a little slow, but that’s forgivable; they’re in the middle of a somewhat important transition, those cuties.