United Nations Votes for Family & Marrriage

In the wake of the decision to redefine marriage from the United States' highest court, the United Nations (UN) took up a vote on marriage and family, and overwhelmingly passed an 'unprecedented' pro-family resolution endorsing the conjugal nature of marriage as the basis for a family, and endorsing parental rights to educate children. You can read the full article at https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/un-passes-unprecedented-pro-family-resolution-outraging-sexual-radicals, or read  a clip from the article below:

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GENEVA, July 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – A pro-family resolution has been passed by the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva of "unprecedented" force and reach, thanks to a coalition of African and other developing countries, China and Russia and a support group of socially conservative NGOs.... "This is unprecedented, a tremendous victory for the family," Sharon Slater, the head of Family Watch International, told LifeSiteNews. "It is the first time ever in the history of the United Nations that a comprehensive resolution has been passed calling for the protection of the family as a fundamental unit of society, recognizing the prior right of parents to educate their children, and calling on all nations to create family-sensitive policies and recognize their binding obligations under treaty to protect the family."  The voting on the "Protection of the Family" resolution was 27 for and 14 against.... Those opposing the motion included the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland and other Western European countries, while its sponsors included Russia, China, Belarus, and more than a dozen Muslim and African countries. The four abstaining members of the council—Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Macedonia—probably were forced to do so by the rich countries opposing the bill.


The article continues with a discussion about the importance of the family to global policies of sustainable development. Regent Law has been training students to work for family strength and restoration, and that's precisely what the UN adopted measure does for global family ideals.  So while a few western nations work to expand and dilute marriage, a good portion of the rest of the world has voted under great pressure to preserve it. In fact, the family is not only important to sustainable development of nations around the globe who are working to protect their native ecological habitats, the family is actually central to that objective.  Set out on Part 3 of the article at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2551305 human trafficking scholar Prof. Kathleen McKee and I explain how policies that focus on the environment can often work to the detriment of families, burdening those families and placing at risk women and children.  In Part I of that article we discuss population declines in various nations, largely due to family breakdown in those nations - the very nations that voted for the Resolution, likely understanding how the loss of the strong family has in fact weakened national strength.  The UN vote for marriage and family is a step forward for family restoration and strong nations.   


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