A new UN resolution denounced death sentences for LGBTQ+ people, but under Trump, the U.S. opposed it. In July, 2016 at a campaign rally Trump explicitly said, “As your president, I will do everything in my power to protect our LGBTQ citizens from the violence and oppression of a hateful, foreign ideology. Believe me.” The UN Human Rights Council sought to denounce countries that imposed the death penalty for same-sex relations. The resolution passed by a 27-13 margin, but the U.S. joined 12 other countries including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, and China in opposition. There are currently still six countries in the world where being gay is punishable by death. The U.S. has a strategic alliance with Saudi Arabia, and it also supports the death penalty as a whole. This is the first time that the Human Rights Council condemned the death penalty for LGBTQ+ people.