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What are the consequences of the ‘Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information’?
Censorship of informational gay websites
Moral damage to the LGBT community
Second class citizenship
Increased discrimination at schools
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2012 05 28
European Parliament passes resolution condemning homophobic laws
The European Parliament on May 24th adopted a resolution to condemn homophobic laws and discrimination in Europe. The resolution was adopted with 430 votes for and 105 against, and was co-authored by all five mainstream political groups: centre-right EPP, S&D, ALDE, Greens/EFA and GUE/NGL. Two Lithuanian MEPs, Leonidas Donskis and Laima Andrikienė, voted in favour.  
According to the resolution, the European Parliament “strongly condemns any discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity”. This resolution comes in response to recent laws or proposals in EU countries such as Lithuania, Latvia and Hungary and Council of Europe Member States Russia, Ukraine and Moldova, which make it a penal or criminal offence to talk positively about homosexuality in public.
In regard to Lithuania, the resolution expresses concern about violation of freedom of expression and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and the Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effects of Public Information. The resolution calls on all EU member states to demonstrate, and ensure respect for, the principle of non-discrimination and to reconsider discriminatory laws and proposals in light of international human rights law.
Ulrike Lunacek MEP, Co-President of the LGBT Intergroup in the European Parliament, welcomed the new resolution: “Such a huge support from across political groups shows that homophobes are losing their ground in Europe. Politicians in Lithuania, Latvia, Hungary, Russia, Ukraine and Moldova should take note: all political families in Europe find it unacceptable to limit freedom of expression as they do.”
The resolution text is available here.
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