Repeal "Sexual Freedom"
|#206: Repeal "Sexual Freedom"|
|Adopted by:||United Nations|
|Implemented:||Mon Apr 9 2007|
The third attempt at repealing Sexual Freedom, sponsored by David6 and members of the ACCEL UN Division, passed by a supermajority, despite the failure of previous attempts just months before. However, the low vote turnout suggests that many nations abstained from voting. This idea is supported many statements from nations that stated that they did not want to support the original resolution or any of the repeals.  With the final adoption of the repeal, this repeal marks the first time that a repeal has passed after two previous failed attempts. It also marked one of the few times that a perceived replacement of the original had already passed the General Assembly prior to its repeal.
After two unsuccessful attempts to repeal the Sexual Freedom resolution, a number of nations worked to find a way to adopt a suitable replacement resolution that would still be legal. By exploiting loopholes in the very short and vague language of the Sexual Freedom resolution, the UN adopted the Sexual Privacy Act. Though the previous repeal attempts failed to achieve a significant number of votes, by pointing to the more detailed Sexual Privacy Act, repeal proponents were able to literally convince many nations into either supporting the new repeal or abstaining. While the resulting vote was one of the lowest cast in the United Nations history, the repeal also came at a time of declining interest in the UN.
Description: UN Resolution #7: Sexual Freedom (Category: Human Rights; Strength: Strong) shall be struck out and rendered null and void.
Argument: The United Nations,
ASSERTING that the citizens of member nations have the right to sexual privacy as declared in Resolution #7 “Sexual Freedom”,
NOTING the passage of Resolution #192 “Sexual Privacy Act”,
OBSERVING the indefiniteness of the phrase “except for medical reasons” used in Sexual Freedom, as opposed to the detail given in Sexual Privacy Act,
CONSIDERING that Sexual Freedom lacks an exception for criminal or civil investigative activity, while Sexual Privacy Act contains this reasonable and necessary exception,
WORRIED that the accurate definitions and additional exception in Sexual Privacy Act are useless with the continued presence of Sexual Freedom and its uncertain and subjective phrasing, and will remain so until Sexual Freedom is fully rendered null and void;
CONVINCED that Sexual Freedom is no longer necessary, as Sexual Privacy Act guarantees both sexual freedom and privacy,
INTENDING to streamline the operations of the United Nations by eliminating resolutions that are extraneous and hinder those that better serve the aims of this organization;
REPEALS Resolution #7 "Sexual Freedom"
- Votes For: 8,611
- Votes Against: 1,980
- Implemented: Mon Apr 9 2007
- Repeal "Sexual Freedom" -- UN floor debate 1st attempt
- Replacement Proposal for Sexual Freedom -- Replacement proposal discussions 1st attempt
- Repeal "Sexual Freedom" UN floor debate 2nd attempt
- Sexual Liberties Replacement proposal discussions 2nd attempt
- Repeal "Sexual Freedom" UN floor debate 3rd attempt
- Sexual Freedom
- Sexual Privacy Act
- UN Timeline
- Repeals and Replacements Thread debating nature of repeals vs. replacements
- Index of UN Resolutions
- United Nations