The Lithuanian parliament will vote next week on legislation to impose heavy fines on those who “promote” homosexuality. At a first reading last month, MPs approved adding an amendment to the Lithuanian Administrative Code stating that “public promotion of homosexual relations is to be punished by a fine from 2,000 to 10,000 litas [£480 to £2,400]”.
A second reading and vote takes place on December 16th.
Last month, lawmakers rejected a measure to ban Pride marches by just two votes but Amnesty International said that the new legislation would have the same effect.
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