Euro MPs blast Lithuanian bill

BTL Staff
By | 2018-01-15T16:54:15-04:00 January 27th, 2011|News|

The European Parliament on Jan. 19 called on Lithuania’s Parliament to reject a proposed law that would punish “public promotion of homosexual relations” with a fine of up to $3,900.
The Euro Parliament also called on Lithuania to review existing laws that ban gay information from any place where a minor could possibly see it, censor mentions of sexual orientation in advertising, and exclude gay protections from the nation’s educational equal-opportunity policy.
Ulrike Lunacek, co-president of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBT Rights, said: “We need to educate people — including children and youth — about the different forms of sexuality that have always existed in every culture, everywhere in the world, including in Lithuania. Hiding facts from young people generates fearful attitudes, prejudice and hate, something Europeans stand united against.”

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