BREAKING: UN passes condemnation of violence against LGBT people

The 27th session of the Human Rights Council of the United Nations has passed a resolution that would condemn violence against people on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, and call for the reporting of violations against LGBT people internationally. The vote passed 25-14 with 7 abstentions.

Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Uruguay presented resolution HRC27 to the Human Rights Council of the United Nations. Amendments that would strip out all mention of sexual orientation and gender identity from the resolution were rejected.

The UN's Free and Equal Campaign, which has focused on the protection of LGBT people globally, immediately tweeted out the news, as did other advocates.