Tuesday, August 8, 2017
US Backing for ‘Nontraditional’ Families at UN Conference Raises Eyebrows--Just like Obama
At Daily Signal | Fred Lucas
The Trump administration’s stance on United Nations social policy so far is strikingly similar to the Obama administration’s, a leading conservative group that defends religious freedom says.
Alliance Defending Freedom International, the global wing of the U.S.-based Christian legal aid group, faults the administration specifically for voting against a “Protection of the Family” resolution during a June meeting of the U.N. Human Rights Council.
The U.S. vote was determined in part because the resolution didn’t directly address same-sex couples and other nontraditional families.
The State Department contends it is committed to protecting all vulnerable groups, including those who are gay or transgender, and was concerned that the U.N. resolution recognized the family unit at the expense of individual rights.