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Russia Tries to Block Benefits for Families of Gay U.N. Employees

Last June, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a far-reaching administrative ruling that offered marital benefits for the first time to all of its lesbian and gay employees, as well as to other U.N. workers that had entered legally-recognized domestic partnerships. On Monday, the Russian Federation gave the plan a resounding nyet.
Speaking Monday morning at a meeting of the U.N.’s main budget committee, a Russian diplomat demanded that Ban reverse his decision on the matter, saying the U.N. chief’s action violated a U.N. General Assembly resolution that left it to U.N. employees’ governments to determine whether they were eligible for …read more

Source: Foreign Policy

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