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Kyrgyz Parliament Considers Anti-Gay Law

Written by Alexander Sodiqov On 30 April 2014 @ 20:28 pm | No Comments

In Central Asia & Caucasus, Citizen Media, English, Gay Rights (LGBT), Kyrgyzstan, Law, Politics, Quick Reads, Russian, Youth

The parliament of Kyrgyzstan is considering a bill [1] that criminalizes any activity seen as promoting “a positive attitude toward non-traditional sexual relations”. Very similar to Russia's anti-gay propaganda law [2], the bill is expected to become law soon. Meanwhile, a Kyrgyz blogger argues [3] [ru] that the bill which is targeting the members of the LGBT community will also impact a much broader segment of the country's population – the younger, heterosexual Kyrgyz who do not always share their parents and grandparents’ views on sexuality.

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[1] considering a bill: http://www.hrc.org/blog/entry/anti-lgbt-propaganda-law-introduced-in-kyrgyzstan

[2] Russia's anti-gay propaganda law: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Russia#Propaganda_bans

[3] argues: http://arykbaev.kloop.kg/2014/04/17/kak-zakon-protiv-lgbt-povliyaet-na-ne-geev/

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