Law against non-American homosexuals (1980-02)

  • Date / 1980
  • Location / United States
  • Ratifying Body / Board of Directors
  • Status / Archived

To the Chairman of the House of Representatives
Of the United States, Hon Thomas O’Neil Jr
Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. USA

Dear Mr Chairman
The International Humanist & Ethical Union wishes to record its deep concern about the fact that there is still a law in force under which non-American homosexuals are prevented from obtaining a visa for the United States.
In a less enlightened country than yours such a manifest violation of human rights might perhaps be expected, but certainly not in a nation like yours which professes to be an advocate of these rights.
The International Humanist & Ethical Union, which has some thirty-five member organisations throughout the world, calls upon the House of Representatives to abolish this antiquated, discriminatory law.

Letter from N.F.I. Schwarz Co-chairman IHEU, 13.2.80

Suggested academic reference

'Law against non-American homosexuals (1980-02)', Humanists International, Board of Directors, 1980

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