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US Senate Rejects UN Disabilities Treaty

Posted December 4th, 2012 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Opposition Republicans in the U.S. Senate have blocked passage of a United Nations treaty protecting people with disabilities from discrimination. Most lawmakers voted in favor of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Tuesday. But a two-thirds’ majority was required for passage, and the final was five votes short . The treaty failed […]

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