H.Con.Res.330 - International Human Rights Equality Resolution108th Congress (2003-2004)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] (Introduced 11/19/2003)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||11/25/2003 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Con.Res.330 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/19/2003)
International Human Rights Equality Resolution - Condemns all violations of internationally recognized human rights norms based on the real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity of an individual.
Recognizes that the protection of sexual orientation and gender identity is not a special category of human rights, but is fully embedded in the overall human rights norms set forth in international law, including the international conventions to which the United States is a party.
Affirms that: (1) human rights abuses abroad based on sexual orientation and gender identity should be punished without discrimination and classified as crimes; and (2) such violations should be given the same consideration and concern as human rights abuses based on other grounds.
Commends the United Nations and nongovernmental human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, for documenting the ongoing abuses of human rights on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Calls on the Department of State to: (1) continue to improve its documentation of human rights abuses on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity; (2) give such violations the same consideration and concern as all other human rights abuses; and (3) develop a comprehensive strategy to combat such abuses abroad.