Lithuania: Vote on Anti Gay Bill Next Week

Written by scott on December 8th, 2010

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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