The Ukranian parliament have introduced some more anti gay legislation.
Ukraine has never been the most gay friendly place on the planet and if politicians get their way it’s about to get even harder as they now want to make it a criminal offence to promote “the propaganda of homosexualism” through both the written media and spoken media.
Saying that they’re doing it to protect children, who would obviously turn gay simple by hearing the word, the reality is by censoring all things gay they act to make the situation a whole lot worse for those who are gay and are looking for some kind of confirmation and support that who they are isn’t wrong, but natural. Speaking out against the proposed bill, the Ukrainian LGBT rights group Insight said:
“The bill strengthens censorship, restricts freedom of speech…and legalises violence against homosexual people,”
This move by Ukraine follows that of a number of others within the former Soviet bloc who have aimed to do the same, despite protest from those within the EU.
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