Anti-gay law in Lithuania

Homophobia exists not just in Uganda … or in Canada … or in the USA.

This is a video about homophobia in Lithuania.

Also in Lithuania, according to Pink News:

Homophobic Lithuanian law comes into power next week

By Jessica Geen • February 26, 2010 – 17:07

A controversial law which bans the promotion of gay marriage in Lithuania comes into power on Monday.

The law was amended in December after international criticism. Before, it prohibited the “public dissemination” of any materials which could be seen to promote homosexuality.

Instead, lawmakers approved changes which would ban the “encouraging the sexual abuse of minors, sexual relations between minors and other sexual relations”.

“Other sexual relations” means that campaigning for gay marriage or civil partnerships will be illegal, human rights group Amnesty International has argued.

Gay Pride marches may also be banned.

The law now classifies any information which “denigrates family values” or which “encourages a concept of marriage and family other than stipulated in the Constitution” as detrimental to children and bans it from places accessible to them.

Lithuanian law defines marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

John Dalhuisen, Amnesty International’s expert on discrimination, said: “This law will violate the freedom of expression and will directly discriminate against people on account of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

“It will stigmatise gay and lesbian people and exposes advocates for their rights to the risk of censorship and financial penalties.”

He added that the law was an “anachronism” in the European Union and called on Lithuanian authorities to scrap it.

The legislation also prohibits the mention of bisexuality, polygamy, images of straight sex,

Yeah right. Aiming at straight youngsters having their first time sex without knowing anything about it. Great [sarcasm off].

death and severe injury,

So, Lithuanians are not to know about CIA prison torture in their country? So they will do nothing to stop it?

the paranormal,

So, exposing Scientology or similar humbug will be illegal?

foul language and bad eating habits.

Probably, in the upside down madhouse which the political Right in Lithuania wants, this will mean that criticism of the junk food producing multinational corporations will be illegal. As one cannot criticize without “mentioning”. While the ads of those corporations aiming at making children junk food addicts will be perfectly legal, in the name of the sacred “free market”…

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