Anti-gay bill introduced in Ukraine

Published: August 11, 2011

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.

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