UN extends staff benefits to gay couples, votes against Russia's resolution
March 25 , 2015
Defeating Russian opposition to the measure, the UN has extended staff benefits to gay couples working for the organization.
This effectively gives recognition to same-sex spouses, irrespective of whether gay marriages are legal or not in their home countries.
Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, accused Russia of trying to “export to the UN its domestic hostility to LGBT rights”.