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Friday, December 21, 2007

Gay Rights: Nepal

Auntie Beeb tells us that the Supreme Court of Nepal has ordered the Nepali government to strike down laws that discriminate against LGBTQ individuals, and that sexual minorities should have the same rights as other citizens.
"Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and intersex are natural persons irrespective of their masculine and feminine gender and they have the right to exercise their rights and live an independent life in society."
Great news! I'll drink to that.

Meanwhile, the U.S. government is apparently willing to ally itself with fundamentalist Muslims in Iran to deny rights to LGBTQ people. Thanks a lot, Condi. I wish somebody would pick up on the fact that Condi is a dyke who is invested in making life difficult for other sexual minorities, just like a lot of other Republicans. Let's not even talk about how this purported woman turned over Jamie Leigh Jones' rape kit to the same company that threatened Ms. Jones.

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At 2:31 AM, Blogger Fixer said...

And the Nepalese ain't the most 'open-minded' people in the world either. What does that say for us?

At 11:19 AM, Blogger ThePoliticalCat said...

I find it repulsive that we're willing to make common cause with the morally reprehensible and repressive mullahs of Iran just to deprive gay people of the same rights and freedoms that we enjoy and that the mullahs would like us to cease enjoying.


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