Mongolia: Parliament Discusses LGBT Rights

Written by scott on April 25th, 2013

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For the first time, the Mongolian Parliament has talked about LGBT rights. Gay Star News reports:

The Standing Committee of Legal Affairs discussed a report submitted by the National Human Rights Commission of Mongolia (NHRCM) about several groups of people who lack human rights in the country, including LGBT people. ‘This is the first time that the Mongolian Parliament is discussing the LGBT rights issues and in this sense it is a historic moment for the Mongolian LGBT community,’ Otgonbaatar Tsedendemberel, executive director of Mongolia LGBT Centre, told Gay Star News.

However, even the idea of LGBT rights still has a long ways to go in this former Soviet republic:

A couple of MPs giggled when the chair of the committee spelled out what LGBT stands for and one MP, O Baasankhuu said the report from Mongolian LGBT Centre was just full of people who wanted society’s pity.

Small steps.

 

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