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Taken Questions
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April 25, 2003
Question Taken at APRIL 25, 2003 Daily Press Briefing

UN Human Rights Commission: Status of Brazilian Resolution (Taken Question)

Question: Did the U.S. Delegation to the UN Commission on Human Rights abstain or vote against a Brazilian resolution that would have condemned countries that discriminate based on sexual orientation?

Answer: There was no vote on the proposed Brazilian resolution. Action on the resolution was postponed by the Chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights until the next session (2004). The United States Delegation abstained on a procedural motion regarding postponement.

Released on April 25, 2003

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