Lithuania: “Gay Propaganda” Bill Fails, for Now

Written by scott on March 14th, 2014

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A “gay propaganda” bill similar to Russia’s law failed to get enough votes to pass in Parliament.

Pink News reports:

A bill that would have introduced Russia-style gay propaganda laws to Lithuania has failed to get the votes today (13 March). Lawmakers made their decision on a bill that would have outlawed gay pride parades, pubic speeches in support of LGBTI rights, gay rights campaign materials and audio-visual materials in support of the rights of LGBTI people. Fines for the ‘contempt of moral values’ would have gone up to 6000 litas ($2500, [euro]1800) for ‘repeat offenses’. While a majority of members of parliament voted to bring the proposal to a vote – 39 in favor, 34 opposed, and 20 abstentions – this was not enough.

One lawmaker who supported the bill accused opponents of going gay. Another shot back: ‘Why are you talking about family values? As I recall, Mr Gra\0x017Eulis, you just broke up with your wife.’

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