We wanted to know more about why this was such a significant event and how it came about, so we've called upon Suzanne Nossel. She is the deputy assistant secretary of the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the State Department. She's also a former chief operating officer for Human Rights Watch, the human rights organization. And she's nice enough to join us today in our Washington, D.C. studio. Welcome. Thank you for joining us.
SUZANNE NOSSEL: Thanks for having me, Michel.
MARTIN: Can you give us some background? How exactly did this resolution come about and what is it meant to do?
NOSSEL: Sure. We've been working on this issue for some time, trying to build a wider sense that LGBT rights are human rights. So we've been putting this on the agenda in U.N. forums. We've been strongly defending these rights when they come under challenge.