Moldova Overturns ‘Gay Propaganda’ Ban To Join European Union

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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.

Comments

  1. SAYTHETRUTH says

    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.

  2. Kathryn Leigh says

    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.

  3. Bill W says

    @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?

  4. TampaZeke says

    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.

  5. RexT says

    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.

  6. Kurtis Edwards says

    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.

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