by Rex Wockner
An anti-gay bill has been introduced in Ukraine’s parliament, according to the European Region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association.
The measure “regarding protection of children’s rights in the safe information sphere” would amend the Criminal Code – as well as laws concerning public morality, print media, television and radio, and publishing – to make “propaganda of homosexualism” a criminal offense.
“(The measure) is absolutely discriminatory,” said the Ukrainian organization Insight. “The bill strengthens censorship, restricts freedom of speech, which is the basis of mass media, and legalizes violence against homosexual people.”