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Ask the Commonwealth to declare its stand on Anti-Homosexual laws

This petition was published by Godwyns Onwuchekwa on Mar 23, 2010

We the undersigned, call on the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, to declare the Commonwealth's opposition to the persecution of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex (LGBTI) people in its member countries.

We urge the Commonwealth to declare that LGBTI rights are human rights and to support the universal decriminalisation of homosexuality and an end to legal restrictions on the work of LGBTI human rights activists and HIV educators.

We appeal to the Commonwealth to press all its members states to enact laws to protect LGBTI people against discrimination, harassment and violence, and to ensure equal access to health, education and housing, in accordance with the Commonwealth principles of human dignity, inclusion and liberty.

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