As of June 26, 2014 the United Nations officially recognized same sex unions between any of their 43,000 employees, regardless of legal status in the employees country of origin. Of the 192 UN member countries, same sex marriage has legal status in a paltry 18. Undaunted, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon boldly epitomized everything the United Nations stands for – the protection of human rights for all people.
Countries like Uganda, who passed a law in February requiring imprisonment for life greet any citizen caught in same sex union, or Dominica in the Caribbean where not only a maximum sentence of 25 years, but psychiatric “therapy” is deemed appropriate – I won’t hold my breath thinking you’ll figure this out any time soon. Likewise the Middle East, Africa, or Putin’s Russia.
Regardless, this is a monumental step for the rights of all people. It may not be in my lifetime, but one day history will acknowledge the UN for the message delivered to purveyors of asinine tyranny around the world.