UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says U.S. did not vote for gay death penalty

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Christopher Brennan writes at the Daily News:

Haley later took issue with her critics on Twitter, saying “Fact: There was NO vote by USUN that supported the death penalty for gay people. We have always fought for justice for the LGBT community.”

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert had told reporters earlier in the day saying that the U.S. condemns executions for and the criminalization of homosexuality, and that suggestions to the contrary are “misleading.”

She said that the U.S. voted against the resolution because of its support for the legal death penalty, adding that it had hoped for a “balanced and inclusive” resolution rather than one that said capital punishment is a human rights violation.

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