"The State party has sought the Committee's guidance as to whether sexual orientation may be considered an "other status" for the purposes of article 26. The same issue could arise under article 2, paragraph 1, of the Covenant. The Committee confines itself to noting, however, that in its view the reference to "sex" in articles 2, paragraph 1, and 26 is to be taken as including sexual orientation."
UN (CCPR): Communication No. 488/1992, Toonen v. Australia, para. 8.7

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Communication No. 488/1992, Toonen v. Australia