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J. Lester Feder
World correspondent . Banjo player, coffee geek, dog-lover, grumpy old man. Eeyore is my spirit animal.
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J. Lester Feder 1m
Mexico, leading sponsors of resolution, endorses passing even with amendments.
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J. Lester Feder 3m
Final vote on resolution pending.
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J. Lester Feder 18m
So big picture: the resolution so far survives to create independent expert on LGBT rights. But with a lot of hostile language.
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J. Lester Feder 19m
Yes, I’m 7 years old.
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J. Lester Feder 20m
The UN reps are voting on “PP4,” which means they’re saying pee pee over and over again
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J. Lester Feder 21m
Celebrate every victory?
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J. Lester Feder 23m
the title survives.
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J. Lester Feder 25m
OK, UN procedure is breaking me. they’re now debating the title before voting paragraph by paragraph.
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J. Lester Feder 39m
Resolution to downgrade UN LGBT watchdog and replace w/ 1 report not focused on LGBT fails, 19-17
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Jean-Sebastien Blanc 46m
Voting for this amendment (incl. removing expert from reso) "would leave millions and millions unprotected" says
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J. Lester Feder 44m
Before debate began, the resolution lost its one African sponsor, Angola. I wonder what’s going on behind the scenes here.
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J. Lester Feder 45m
Not quite accurate. It’s being framed more as muslim nations/Africa and Russia vs. EU and the Americas.
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J. Lester Feder 46m
“This should not be seen as a north vs. south issue,” UK says re UN LGBT watchdog resolution.
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J. Lester Feder 48m
Mexico is newest member of LGBT rights core group at UN, playing real leadership role in making case for LGBT watchdog proposal.
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J. Lester Feder 53m
Russia says its vote was recorded wrong on last amendment, but it doesn’t change the outcome.
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J. Lester Feder 54m
Amendment to remove reference to LGBT in deploring violence fails 16-20
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J. Lester Feder 58m
Next amendment would strip reference to sex orientation and gender identity in deploring violence.
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J. Lester Feder 1h
Another hostile amendment to UN LGBT watchdog rez urging respect for sovereignty and “religious and ethical values” passes 22-17.
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J. Lester Feder 1h
if LGBT watchdog rez passes, it will look very different than LGBT rights advocates would want.
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J. Lester Feder 1h
Amendment decrying “imposing concepts pertaining to social matters” and “private individual conduct" carries 18-17
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