U.S. votes against U.N. resolution condemning death penalty for LGBT people; is this who we are?

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    Yes, this is who Trump and his supporters are.
     
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    Sure it will... You'll just have to cast your vote from an elevated firing position with solid cover.
     
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    How many do you think will get the death penalty in this country?
     
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    That is fake news big time. The United States cannot vote against abolishing the death penalty all together. Which is what the resolution was about.
     
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    If you look and aren't blind you can find plenty. The US does not want a world body to have any say so over our sovereignty.

    The Trump administration’s vote is nothing new — presidents from both parties have long objected to U.N. resolutions critical of capital punishment. In December 2016, for example — in the final weeks of Obama’s presidency — the U.S. voted against a resolution urging states not to execute minors, pregnant women, and the intellectually disabled.

    Oh and by the way look for your own links.
     
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    I know what the gospels say. That's why the OP didn't surprise me.
     
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    BS, you know what your agenda is and it is easier to accept poor journalism that fits your beliefs than actually research what the real reasons were and make you think. Lazy partisans on both sides of the aisle are the problem with American politics. Thanks for being part of the cause and not the solution.
     
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    From your own link:

    The U.S. has never voted to support any U.N. measure that condemns the death penalty in any way. The Obama administration did abstain from a similar vote in 2014, according to BuzzFeed News, though that one did not contain provisions for LGBT individuals....

    Silly S/H/It :rolleyes:
     
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    Since when do we have the right to tell other countries what to do?

    Would we go to war with countries that didn't obey the UN or just wright an angry letter?
     
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    State Department defends US vote against death penalty ban at the UN


    ..."The United States clearly has the death penalty, both at the state and the federal level; that is why we voted against this," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters.

    The broad resolution criticized the use of the death penalty in several cases, including its use to punish homosexual behavior. Nauert made it clear that the U.S. also opposes the death penalty in these cases, but said it had to oppose the measure in its entirety at the U.N.

    "The United States unequivocally condemns the application of the death penalty for conduct such as homosexuality, blasphemy, adultery, and apostasy," Nauert said. "We do not consider such conduct appropriate for criminalization."

    "We would absolutely oppose the use of the death penalty in those cases," Nauert said. "As Americans, we promote democracy and human rights and those are a part of our values that we share in our hearts as Americans."

    Nauert criticized "misleading" media coverage that implied the U.S. side voted specifically against such theocratic death penalty laws. She also emphasized that a narrower ban would have won U.S. support.

    "We voted against that resolution because of broader concerns about the resolution's approach to condemning the death penalty in all circumstances; and, it called for the abolition of the death penalty altogether," Nauert said. "We had hoped for a balanced and inclusive resolution that would better reflect the positions of states that continue to apply the death penalty lawfully, as the United States does."

    Not quite what the OP would have us believe, is it?
     
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