Moldova Overturns 'Gay Propaganda' Ban To Join European Union

Last June Moldova passed a law banning the promotion of "relationships than those linked to marriage and the family" to children, a bit of legislation that was strongly supported and promoted by the Orthodox Church. However, the country is trying to secure membership in the European Union and lawmakers figured that following in the footsteps of Russia was probably not the best method to achieve that goal. Yesterday, the Moldovan government overturned the ban of promoting homosexuality to minors.

Moscow opposed the decision, as did many Orthodox Christians, dozens of whom gathered outside the parliament building to protest and tried to prevent lawmakers from entering. "Today they are allowing this propaganda and tomorrow they will allow gay marriages," said priest Ghenadie Valuta.

One can only hope.

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  1. "One can only hope."

    Posted by: jleo71 | Oct 12, 2013 10:09:27 PM

  2. Fabulous. Now Towleroad can be put on the Internet there!

    Posted by: 917 | Oct 12, 2013 10:38:56 PM

  3. Don't delay. Every queens got a stash of gay porn. Let's get it over there stat! We can enrich their lives. This is so exciting.

    Posted by: Nikita | Oct 12, 2013 10:41:17 PM

  4. Moldova: Welcome to the 21st Century.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Oct 12, 2013 11:03:22 PM

  5. They tried to block the entrance.

    Tyrants ! I hope some teeth got knocked out !

    Posted by: Jake | Oct 12, 2013 11:24:19 PM

  6. Good. But if this only comes as a trick to enter the EU then nothing has changed in that society, they are only hostages of their economical needs, homophobia will still strive. Let’s hope that knowledge comes alone to take the place of prejudice, but Moldova is a place not known for its goodies.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUTH | Oct 13, 2013 6:32:02 AM

  7. I am quite willing to give Moldova trading advantages with the EU if they keep moving in the direction of realising their conformity with Human Rights and The EU Fundamental Rights Charter, but am totally against them becoming Members of the EU for at least 12 years to ensure there is continued progress, and no back sliding on democratic freedom and civil rights and an equalisation of economies, before Membership is even contemplated.

    Posted by: Kathryn Leigh | Oct 13, 2013 6:37:22 AM

  8. I want to think of something concern-trolly but I can't.

    Posted by: Betty Treacle | Oct 13, 2013 6:58:25 AM

  9. @Nikita;

    Yes, Kruschev, because priests beating LGBTs in the streets is the very picture of Christianity in the 21st century...and is so exciting too?

    Right, Troll?

    Posted by: Bill W | Oct 13, 2013 9:28:56 AM

  10. The EU needs to be very cautious. Countries have a history of playing nice until they get admitted and then reverting to their old ways without consequence. Latvia is a good example. They've enacted anti-gay laws since joining and have suffered no consequences from the EU.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Oct 13, 2013 10:09:24 AM

  11. I did not know that Moldova was a real country. I thought it was the country from The Beautician and Beast or Princess Diaries.

    Posted by: Frank | Oct 13, 2013 10:37:48 AM

  12. Isn't Moldova where the wedding massacre took place at the end of season 5 of Dynasty?

    Posted by: Dana | Oct 13, 2013 11:57:10 AM

  13. @Dana. lol good memory. And wasn't one of the women a Moldovan princess or some such thing?

    Posted by: hudson | Oct 13, 2013 1:31:55 PM

  14. Gay porn helps kids grow. NIce that somebody remembers "Dynasty" episodes. Being gay was simpler then, we didn't drag in the entire globe.

    Posted by: Glen | Oct 13, 2013 2:03:46 PM

  15. Perhaps this will spread to the rest of the former Soviet Republics? Let's hope...

    Posted by: Robert M. | Oct 13, 2013 3:04:38 PM

  16. A good SMACK in the face for Putin and the Leaders of the Eastern Orthodox Church, all of whom are working very closely nation by nation - happily attacking the LGBT Community, easily igniting the Thugs and Mobs to do their dirty work.

    Posted by: RexT | Oct 13, 2013 7:21:10 PM

  17. Good. ????But if this only comes as a trick to enter the EU then nothing has changed in that society, they are only hostages of their economical needs????

    POSTED BY: SAYTHETRUTH | OCT 13, 2013 6:32:02 AM

    ---The ban the was overturned was a social policy. The EU is not like America; we hold our economic security hostage for social reasons. Every nation trying to enter the EU has to be of the standard of the union. The standards include social policy, economic policy, Human rights and free elections.

    Posted by: Kurtis Edwards | Oct 14, 2013 1:25:37 AM

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