Skip to comments.Belarus Rejects Registration Of Homosexual Rights Center
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.
Apparently they see things clearly in Belarus.
I am going to sight in a new optic from Belomo tomorrow.
“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!
OK, is it otherwise safe to live there? Finally a country that sees the light.
isn’t it still run by commies?
In a North Korean way, yes.
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.