Love is love and every person has the right to marry and have a family! Hey it's not just me that thinks this... It's very clear in The Universal Declaration of Human Rights...
I am surprised only 15 countries have laws allowing same sex marriage
The first laws in modern times enabling same-sex marriage were enacted during the first decade of the 21st century. As of 19 August 2013, fifteen countries (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark,France, Iceland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Uruguay) and several sub-national jurisdictions (parts of Mexico and the United States) allow same-sex couples to marry. A law has been passed by the United Kingdom, effective in England and Wales, which is expected to be fully in force in 2014. Polls in various countries show that there is rising support for legally recognizing same-sex marriage across race, ethnicity, age, religion, political affiliation, and socio-economic status.
Ok this is awhile back but still a point... Free speech wasn't allowed at the Texas Senate Committee. Instead Sarah Slamen was removed by 4 Texas state troopers (yes 4!) and not given her right to speak. Sarah was NOT doing anything but speaking, a right I thought was basic and universal.
The right to freedom of speech and expression Concepts of freedom of speech can be found in early human rights documents.England’s Bill of Rights 1689 granted 'freedom of speech in Parliament' and the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, adopted during the French Revolution in 1789, specifically affirmed freedom of speech as an inalienable right. The Declaration provides for freedom of expression in Article 11, which states that:
"The free communication of ideas and opinions is one of the most precious of the rights of man. Every citizen may, accordingly, speak, write, and print with freedom, but shall be responsible for such abuses of this freedom as shall be defined by law."
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted in 1948, states that:
"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."
Today freedom of speech, or the freedom of expression, is recognized in international and regional human rights law. The right is enshrined in Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, Article 13 of the American Convention on Human Rights and Article 9 of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.Based on John Milton's arguments, freedom of speech is understood as a multi-faceted right that includes not only the right to express, or disseminate, information and ideas, but three further distinct aspects:
Sarah did finally get her chance to finish what she has the right to say. Thank you Sarah for speaking your thoughts. It's wrong that she had to do it on a different platform.
For more information read about it here...
Guido Barilla shame on you! I won't be buying any of your products after the narrow minded and insulting comments you made about gay families and gay adoption. To read more check here...
Human rights... it all seems so simple but this is the truth in our modern world and it's just plain sad and totally unacceptable. I can't imagine how anyone could think gay adoption is wrong? What's wrong with 2 parents that love their child? I wish I had been so lucky! I guess these people think a life time in an orphanage or being moved from place to place would be better than a stable home with loving parents...
There is no doubt that this is a clear violation of Human Rights!
Find out more here...
Stop Infant Circumcision Society
As part of our effort to pass legislation protecting boys from genital mutilation in the USA, MGMbill.org urges the United Nations to formally classify male genital mutilation as a human rights violation. Although the U.N. currently recognizes that females have the right to keep their genital organs intact, it does not provide the same recognition to males. This double standard in United Nations policy provides political cover for legislators in the USA who would rather avoid dealing with the issue of MGM.
By allowing parents and guardians to circumcise boys for medically unnecessary reasons when a child is not capable of providing consent, the United Nations violates numerous provisions in several of its own treaties, including the U.N. Universal Declaration on Human Rights, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, and the U.N. International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights. These violations were brought to the attention of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in 2001 both orally and in writing byNOCIRC. However, the U.N. has yet to take action.
MGM Bill proposal (PDF, MS Word) to rewrite the U.S. Female Genital Mutilation Act of 1996 so that boys are also protected from genital mutilation (commonly referred to as circumcision). It is partly modeled after the original FGM Bill that was submitted to the House of Representatives on February 14, 1995, along with its companion bill in the Senate (S. 1030, PDF).
Please lets all stand and protect our human rights! Each and every one of us on this planet have rights. Lets defend and preserve them!