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Lithuanian Parliment to Vote on Homophobic Legislation effectively banning promotion of LGBT Rights

December 8, 2010

The Lithuanian parliment has introduced legislation which imposes heavy fines on individuals who promote LGBT human rights issues, pride festivals, sexual health education, or gay themed festivals.  I can’t imagine that as a member of the European Union any anti-LGBT Human Rights legislation will be allowed to stand. 

The Lithuanian parliament will vote next week on legislation to impose heavy fines on those who “promote” homosexuality.

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At a first reading last month, MPs approved adding an amendment to the Lithuanian Administrative Code stating that “public promotion of homosexual relations is to be punished by a fine from 2,000 to 10,000 litas [£480 to £2,400]“.

In a statement, [Amnisty International] said that the “vague formulation of the new article” would “punish almost any public expression or portrayal of, or information about, homosexuality”.

The group continued: “These actions include, but are not limited to, campaigning on human rights issues relating to sexual orientation and gender identity, providing sexual health information to LGBT people or organising gay film festivals and organising and/or attending Pride events.”

via Lithuania to vote on fining people who ‘promote’ homosexuality – Pink News.

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