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Kyrgyzstan follows Russia with anti-gay law

Thu 19 Jun 2014 In: International News

A ‘gay propaganda’ law similar to Russia’s has been passed in Kyrgyzstan’s Parliament. It makes it illegal to spread information about ‘non-traditional sexual relations’ in the former Soviet country, with penalties of fines and up to six months in prison. Vice-Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to Kyrgyzstan Nicole Kiil-Nielsen says it’s only been 16 years since Kyrgyzstan decriminalized homosexuality. “It is unacceptable that people might again be put in jail for being who they are, or even for sharing objective information about different sexual orientations. “I urge the Kyrgyzstan not to go back to state-sponsored homophobia.”    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Thursday, 19th June 2014 - 10:49am

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