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.’