We now know what the draft ASEAN Human Rights Declaration will say. Is it good news or bad news for LGBTI? Douglas Sanders looks at the issues. First the bad news. We are not named. In the anti-discrimination provisions there is no reference to “sexual orientation” or “gender identity” or “gender expression.” Perhaps we don’t exist. Secondly, marriage involves “men and women,” which sounds like it does not include two men or two women.
On June 22-23, 2012, the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights
(AICHR) consulted civil society organizations from the 10 ASEAN Member-State to comment on and provide recommendations for the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration (AHRD). >>>