[PASSED] Commend Gay

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[PASSED] Commend Gay

Postby Cormactopia Prime » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:45 am

Commend Gay

A resolution to recognize outstanding contribution by a nation or region.

Category: Commendation Nominee: Gay Proposed by: Cormactopia Prime

The Security Council:

Recognizing Gay as the largest and oldest extant region that offers a home and safe haven explicitly for LGBTQ+ people, and which has tirelessly advocated for the acceptance of LGBTQ+ people and for LGBTQ+ rights;

Acknowledging that, like most communities, Gay has had to constantly work toward greater inclusivity and intersectionality, having once limited involvement in the community and government of the region based on military alignment;

Applauding Gay's recent decision to constitutionally mandate the region's military neutrality, to explicitly reject discrimination based on military alignment, and to ensure that all LGBTQ+ people can participate in the regional community and government regardless of alignment;

Celebrating Gay's history of LGBTQ+ advocacy, dating back to regional support for NSUN Resolution #12, entitled "Gay Rights," among the earliest international legislation to address the rights of LGBTQ+ people;

Praising Gay's commitment to opposing intolerance and bigotry against LGBTQ+ people not only by condemning such behavior, but also by offering educational resources to encourage greater understanding of LGBTQ+ people and the issues they face;

Honoring Gay's history as a defender region and the region's participation in the defense of vulnerable regions against unjust invasion as a member region of the now-defunct Founderless Regions Alliance;

Lauding Gay for remaining committed to the protection of LGBTQ+ related regions and, according to Gay's regional constitution, continuing to take "an active interest in their well-being and continued flourishing";

Congratulating Gay for its storied history as the premier LGBTQ+ region in the world, and for remaining committed to progressive reform and growth so that it may better fulfill its mission to promote LGBTQ+ acceptance and the rights of LGBTQ+ people;

Hereby Commends Gay.

I have always said that if Gay were to end its policies that excluded LGBTQ+ players based on their military alignment, I would be the first in line to commend the region. Gay has, at last, ended those exclusionary policies, and so I'm putting forward this draft for the regions's commendation.

Note: The clause that begins with "Praising..." refers to this statement.

Suggestions to improve the draft are welcome. I'm not in a huge hurry to submit, because I'd like to make this the best commendation possible.
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Postby Lord Dominator » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:55 am

Don't see any reason not to support, and isn't really qualified to try and nitpick the proposal, at least right now
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Postby Captain Albert Alexander Hamilton » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:58 am

Full support, since the region has worked out the issues that stopped me from supporting it last time around.
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Postby Cute Puppies » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:15 am

OOC: Would like to see more specific actions by the region to understand how influential and beneficial it has been to NS, but support both OOCly and ICly regardless

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Postby Arkhall » Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:51 am

Cute Puppies wrote:OOC: Would like to see more specific actions by the region to understand how influential and beneficial it has been to NS, but support both OOCly and ICly regardless

:thonk: SC is already OOC tho

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Postby Blood Wine » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:55 pm

Ofcourse the Gay government wholeheartedly supports this effort
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Postby Lenlyvit » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:07 pm

Support. Its well written in my opinion.
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Postby Imperium of Josh » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:49 pm

Sounds good to me!

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Postby Willania Imperium » Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:35 pm

Well, without those problematic exclusionary policies, I can easily say I'll support it.

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Postby Leutria » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:55 pm

Full support from me. I will make sure my delegate approves this when it is submitted.

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Postby Marilyn Manson Freaks » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:40 am

Full support. I'll approve it.
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I'm supporting this completely, I am sure it will pass, as times have changed. They will be very proud of you!
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Postby New Ex Patria » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:38 am

Well-written, seemingly accurate - yep, looks good to me.
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Postby Queen YUNo » Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:39 am

Captain Albert Alexander Hamilton wrote:Full support, since the region has worked out the issues that stopped me from supporting it last time around.

Seeing this post resolves my skepticism (I started out with similar opinions/issues,) so I agree with you.
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Postby Cormactopia Prime » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:40 pm

Thanks to everyone who has expressed support!

I will probably wait at least until Commend Solorni is at vote before submitting this, to give the queue a little bit of time to clear out, and to allow more time for suggestions to improve this draft since the queue is busy for a while anyway. So again, if anyone has any suggestions, I'm happy to hear them.
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Postby The Noble Thatcherites » Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:59 pm

Wonderful job Cormac, Gay is a definitely a worthwhile nominee. Full Support.
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Postby RiderSyl » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:08 am

Full support for this.

Also, I agree that waiting for after Commend Solorni is at vote is a good idea. Much easier to go from counter-campaigning to campaigning in one go.
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Postby Aexnidaral » Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:15 pm

This is a good move; Europeia looks forward to this and supports it!
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Postby Xiulens » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:23 am

I took a look at Gays RMB a while back, they seem like they deserve the commendment.

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"I support this and I see no reason not too".
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Postby Glory to the HYPNOTOAD » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:54 am

This seems to meet all the legal requirements, I will support this and have no doubt that this will pass with flying colors in the WA.
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Postby Cormactopia Prime » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:43 am

I'll probably be submitting this within the next day or so. Last minute suggestions are welcome until it's submitted.
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Postby Tinhampton » Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:58 pm

Cormactopia Prime wrote:Celebrating Gay's history of LGBTQ+ advocacy, including the collaborative authorship of international legislation entitled "Gay Rights," the first such legislation to address the rights of LGBTQ+ people, passed by an international institution that predated the World Assembly;

NSUN Resolution #12*, like many early NSUN resolutions, were written by nations to the NSUN ("Presented... By the leader and representative of Genius," "We, the people of Kibombwe, propose that...", "the Democratic States of Austrivum... hereby submits a replacement document**"), behaviour which is prohibited nowadays in the WA. I'm assuming this is the case until you can find evidence that "the other peoples of the world wishing for the preservation of freedom and the respect of all" is actually a reference to other nations in Gay, as opposed to a general appeal-to-heaven, especially given that Gay was still only numbering a dozen nations by the end of May 2003 (when NSUN Resolution #12 was passed).

In fact, I'll be kind enough to give you a short rundown of anti-homophobia*** proposals in the NSUN between the passage and repeal of Gay Rights, and a wee bit beyond that - not only did other resolutions make it useless, but it probably wasn't even the first resolution to protect homosexuality as an action. Yes, it did pioneer gay marriage protection, but another resolution was already doing that when Kenny set about striking NSUN Res. #12 from the record:
  • NSUN Res. #7 "Sexual Freedom," by Armstrongonia (March 2003). Holds that the business of two consenting adults in their own home is not the state's business, which automatically follows that homosexuality in private amongst consenting adults cannot be illegal. REPEALED BY NSUN RES. #206, on the grounds that NSUN Res. #192 "Sexual Privacy Act" did a better job at stating this (and also followed that homosexuality in private amongst consenting adults cannot be illegal).
  • NSUN Res. #12 "Gay Rights," by Kundu (May 2003). Mandates the passage of national-scale anti-discrimination laws and gay marriage.
  • NSUN Res. #26 "Universal Bill of Rights,"" by Free porcupines (August 2003). Article 4 gives "all human beings" the right to equal protection under the law.
  • NSUN Res. #69 "The Sexes Rights Laws," by Komokom (August 2004). Reaffirmed Gay Rights, and held that all of the rights reserved between the sexes (including "equal benefits") were also to be held between the genders under section 5. Ergo, another strike against anti-gay discrimination.
  • NSUN Res. #80 "Rights of Minorities and Women," by Amsterdam junior (November 2004). Article 4 states that "One should have the right to express their love for a member of the same sex." REPEALED BY NSUN RES. #228
  • NSUN Res. #81 "Definition of Marriage," by Vastiva (November 2004). Re-emphasises that sex and gender cannot legally be barriers to marrying another UN member-state citizen. REPEALED BY NSUN RES. #173
  • NSUN Res. #99 "Discrimination Accord," by Belgrade-beograd (April 2005). Claims that Gay Rights "does virtually nothing to protect citizens’ rights." Subsequently sets about actually doing something to protect citizens' rights.
  • NSUN Res. #115 "Prisoners of Conscience," by Ecopoeia (August 2005). Takes significant steps towards freeing all people deliberately imprisoned for their homosexuality.
  • NSUN Res. #118 "The Sex Education Act," by Love and Esterel (August 2005). Technically does not prohibit any homophobic or discriminatory behaviour, but requires that all member-states teach about homosexual relationships etc. "without any value judgment" in mandatory sex education courses for pupils.
  • NSUN Res. #144 "Repeal "Gay Rights,"" by Omigodtheykilledkenny (February 2006). Recognises Gay Rights to be "superfluous and ineffective legislation," citing the passage of several further anti-discriminatory measures as outlined above.
  • NSUN Res. #173 "Repeal "Definition of Marriage,"" by Sir ernest shackleton (August 2006). Condemns NSUN Res. #81's final line as being "an endorsement of beastiality."
  • NSUN Res. #182 "Marriage Protection Act," by Witchcliff (October 2006). A replacement for the now-repealed NSUN Res. #81. Implies the reservation to member states of the right to allow or disallow gay marriage.
  • NSUN Res. #228 "Repeal "Rights of Minorities and Women,"" by G l o g (November 2007). On all four articles of NSUN Res. #80, laments that "This not protect any rights." Like Repeal "Gay Rights," cites NSUN Res. #99 as sufficient enough protection against discrimination.
  • THE WORLD ASSEMBLY, by Max Barry (April 2008): You are here. Under GA#35 "The Charter on Civil Rights," discrimination in marriage based on sexual orientation is prohibited. This is why GA#410 "Marriage Equality" was struck from the record almost instantly... and why GA#15 "Freedom of Marriage Act" ended up being repealed after spending a relatively more minuscule six-and-a-half years on the books.

*You are permitted to refer to the NSUN in proposals, even if only presumably as the NSUN acronym. c.f. the stickied Compendium, SC#10, and post-R4 SC#44 and 60.
**Back in the good old bad old NSUN days, one could also amend proposals, which might have contributed to Gay Rights being redundant... although not necessarily, I'm not that old a fossil. Good examples: NSUN Res. #47 "Definition of 'Fair Trial" amended NSUN Res. #21 "Fair trial" to define under the latter statute what exactly a fair trial was. NSUN Res #58 "SPCC Regulation Act" was a self-declared "extention" of NSUN Res. #11 "Ban Single-Hulled Tankers."
***but not necessarily in the general anti-discrimination category, hence my omission of resolutions like NSUN Res. #25 "The Child Protection Act." I'm also emitting NSUN Res. #53 "Universal Freedom of Choice" - it seems to be more of an attack against subliminal advertising than homophobia.
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