The Alliance for European Integration (AIE) is attempting to pass an anti-discrimination bill in the Moldovan city of Balti, where the City Council made law an ordinance banning the “propagandising” of homosexuality.
But they are up against the objections of a most unexpected alliance – that between the conservative Orthodox Church and the opposition Communist Party.
Both parties are working hard to convince Moldovans that the bill – along with the government’s 2011 registration of the country’s tiny Muslim minority as a state-recognised religion – would mean an unbridled “Islamisation and homosexualization” of Moldova.
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