Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Senate rejects United Nations treaty for disabled rights in a 61-38 vote

The Hill reports:
A United Nations treaty to ban discrimination against people with disabilities went down to defeat in the Senate on Tuesday in a 61-38 vote. The treaty, backed by President Obama and former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.), fell 5 votes short of the two-thirds majority needed for confirmation as dozens of Senate Republicans objected that it would create new abortion rights and impede the ability of people to home-school disabled children.