On Friday, opening the 64th session of the UN General Assembly with a press conference, new U.N. President Ali Abdussalam Treki answered a question about last session's bill to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide. The Libyan official said:
“It is not acceptable in the majority of the world. And there are some countries that allow that, thinking it is a kind of democracy . . . I think it is not.”
The State Department has not responded but in a typically strange bit of political bedfellowship, our loudest ally is a Republican Congresswoman from Florida who was born in Havana. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen blasted Treki's comments, saying, "The anti-gay bigotry spewed by this Qaddafi shill demonstrates once again that the UN has been hijacked by advocates of hate and intolerance."