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Belarus Rejects Registration Of Homosexual Rights Center
Radio Free Europe ^ | 2/14/2013 | RFE/RL

Posted on 02/16/2013 8:49:28 PM PST by bruinbirdman

The Belarusian Justice Ministry has refused to legally register a homosexual rights organization in Minsk.

The organization's website -- gaybelarus.by -- published part of a letter from the ministry explaining the decision.

It stated "the organization does not have in its charter any clauses on supporting social maturity and comprehensive development of the Belarusian youth."

The organization's charter states its major activities will be linked to defending the rights of homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals.

Organizations cannot legally operate unless they are registered with the Justice Ministry.

The group plans to appeal the Justice Ministry's decision to the country's Supreme Court.

Although homosexuality was decriminalized in Belarus after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Belarusian homosexuals often face threats and attacks.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda

1 posted on 02/16/2013 8:49:37 PM PST by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

Apparently they see things clearly in Belarus.
I am going to sight in a new optic from Belomo tomorrow.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BELOMO


2 posted on 02/16/2013 9:00:48 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: bruinbirdman

“defending the rights of homosexuals, bisexuals, and transsexuals.”

Do they have some sort of special rights I’m not aware of? They have the same rights as other Belorussians. Sorry if those rights don’t fit their ‘lifestyle choices’, but that’s how it is. Yet another Eastern Bloc nation making more sense than us!


3 posted on 02/16/2013 10:00:22 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: bruinbirdman

OK, is it otherwise safe to live there? Finally a country that sees the light.


4 posted on 02/17/2013 3:19:11 AM PST by siamesecats (God closes one door, and opens another, to protect us.)
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To: siamesecats

isn’t it still run by commies?


5 posted on 02/17/2013 3:25:17 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: siamesecats
OK, is it otherwise safe to live there?

In a North Korean way, yes.

6 posted on 02/17/2013 4:04:33 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Viennacon

I agree.

If they have the same rights as other Belorussians, then this is all a bunch of hot air.

If they are getting especially persecuted or denied basic human rights, then they have a case.

As always, the vague rhetoric employed either by them or by the reporter (”oppression” and “denied rights” etc.) obscures what the real situation is, and what their real demands are.

All humans have rights.

Wants, wishes, desires are different: they cannot always be met. And often shouldn’t.


7 posted on 02/17/2013 7:04:32 AM PST by Chad N. Freud (FR is the modern equivalent of the Committees of Correspondence. Let other analogies arise.)
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