US diplomats reportedly distort Vatican position on anti-discrimination measure
March 23, 2011
The US State Department is reportedly trying to convince Latin American diplomats at the UN that the Vatican backs a proposal to condemn discrimination on the basis of "sexual orientation and gender identity." The Vatican delegation actually opposes the measure.
"Several Latin American delegations have now thrown their support behind the declaration after incorrectly believing the Holy See supports it," a UN source told the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute. Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, the Vatican's representative at UN offices in Geneva, addressed the topic earlier this week, explaining that Vatican's stand.
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