UN's first look at gay rights gets mixed results

12/19/2008 | TIME (subscription required) · NYTimes.com

The United Nations first effort to protect gay rights garnered significant support in the General Assembly Thursday, but it failed to gain the backing of the U.S., Russia, China and the Roman Catholic Church. France and the Netherlands sponsored the non-binding declaration, which called for a worldwide end to the criminalization of gay relationships and gay sex.

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