Commonwealth Secretary-General on Protection of Dignity for Gays

Are words enough???? What else is needed??


AS critical to promoting equitable, peaceful and prosperous societies in which we all wish to live: “The people of the Commonwealth are committed to equality and human rights for all…”

By Melanie Nathan, 30 January 2014.

Screen Shot 2014-01-30 at 7.57.19 AMIn the wake of the rising terror now facing LGBT people in Commonwealth countries, where old draconian penal codes are being replaced with even harsher anti-gay laws, here is a Statement issued by the Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma, renewing his call for “Commonwealth values to be upheld.” This follows recent developments in a number of Commonwealth member states affecting the rights of citizens based on their sexual orientation.

The Secretary-General said:

“The Commonwealth Charter underlines the importance which people of the Commonwealth collectively attach to tolerance, respect and understanding. The Charter underlines that diversity and the richness of our multiple identities as individuals are fundamental to the Commonwealth. It emphasises that the protection of…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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