Skip to comments.Ukraine Bill Proposes Prison for Positive Gay Depictions
Posted on 07/24/2012 10:38:14 AM PDT by Cronos
If a group of Ukrainian lawmakers succeeds in its mission, television shows and movies like Brokeback Mountain that sympathetically portray gay men and lesbians will be banned. So will gay pride parades.
The recently introduced bill, supported by the presidents representative in Parliament, would impose prison terms of up to five years and unspecified fines for spreading the propaganda of homosexuality, which the measure defines as positive depictions of gays in public.
..Although homosexuality was decriminalized in Ukraine, a former Soviet republic, and Russia after the fall of communism, animosity toward gay people remains high in both countries. St. Petersburg, which is Russias second-largest city, passed a law this year mandating fines of up to $33,000 for promoting homosexuality among minors. A gay pride parade in Georgia, another former Soviet republic, ended in a scuffle with opponents in March.
The Ukrainian bill follows a decision in May to cancel the countrys first gay pride parade because organizers feared violence. Two Ukrainian gay rights activists have also been brutally attacked in recent months.
Pavlo Ungurian, one of the six lawmakers from various parties who wrote the antigay bill, told reporters on Monday that growing acceptance of gay rights in the West was not evolution, but degradation.
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Lol.. I misread that.. I thought it said POISON :D hahaha :)
Yeah, baby . . . yeah!
We need to set up the same thing in the USA with a federal government commission that determine what films, TV shows, books and websites are pro gay and the toss the producers of that filth in prison.
true. Yet if one doesn’t use this, we have the case we have in the US where to be gay is “cool” on tv