GAY RIGHTS UPDATE: “A UN vote on homosexual human rights was yesterday derailed at the last minute by an alliance of disapproving Muslim countries. The UN had been due to vote on the matter for the first time in its almost 60-year history, but five Muslim countries delayed the vote until today and introduced amendments designed to kill it off. . . . The British gay rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell, said: ‘The vote has been derailed and delayed by Islamic fundamentalist states where gay people are either jailed, flogged or beheaded.'”

UPDATE: Oops. Somebody emailed this to me and I didn’t notice the date. Old news, though, alas, I don’t think much has changed.