This week, the 54-country Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) voted to grant “consultative status” to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC). The resolution was approved with 23 in favor, 13 against, 13 abstentions and 5 absences — China voted “no” along with countries like Bangladesh, Comoros, Namibia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Zambia. While China’s “nay” vote may not come as a surprise, it does seem to fly against the CCP’s official party line of the three no’s — no support, no prohibition, and no promotion (“不支持，不反对，不提倡”) when it comes to gay issues. If they really wanted to be consistent with this policy, why didn’t they choose to abstain, we wonder? More on gay China here.