by Rex Wockner
International News Briefs
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Interreligious Council is opposing a bill to ban discrimination based on sexual orientation, claiming it will lead to legalization of same-sex marriage.
The measure has passed first reading in the House of Representatives.
A national law banning discrimination based on sexual orientation is a requirement for any nation that wants its citizens to be able to travel within the European Union without obtaining a visa.
The Interreligious Council is composed of representatives of the nation’s Roman Catholics, Muslims, Jews and Orthodox Christians.
BalkanInsight.com said it is unusual for the council “to agree on any concrete actions and (it) often has been blocked by internal boycotts.”