Must recommit ourselves to equality for all: Ban Ki-moon on gay rights

Must recommit ourselves to equality for all: Ban Ki-moon on gay rights

Must recommit ourselves to equality for all: Ban Ki-moon on gay rights

Written by Bella Dalima

12 Dec, 2013 | 9:19 pm

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s ruling that gay sex is illegal, UN chief Ban Ki-moon has stressed on the need for equality and opposed any discrimination against lesbians, gays and bisexuals.

The Secretary General “re-affirmed that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.”

He once again spoke out against discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people and stressed the need to recommit ourselves to building a world of freedom and equality for all. He said the key to success in promoting human rights is the political will of member states.

Various human rights groups have also denounced the ruling by the Supreme Court, saying the move to criminalise gay sex is unjust and “miscarriage of justice”.

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