UN to target gay sex bans

By |2010-04-01T09:00:00-04:00April 1st, 2010|News|

by Rex Wockner

International News Briefs

UNAIDS, a grouping of 10 United Nations agencies, will launch a new campaign to repeal laws that criminalize gay sex in 85 of the world’s approximately 194 nations.
UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibe said countries that criminalize homosexuality can see HIV transmission levels 10 times higher than nations that do not, in part because criminalization discourages people from seeking medical care.

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