Anti-Gay Legislation Rejected by Bulgarian Parliament

Criminal punishment for Homosexual Orientation


Published:

Bulgarian MPs have rejected a controversial legislative amendment providing criminal punishment for openly professing one's homosexual orientation. The amendment to Bulgaria's Criminal Code was

proposed by nationalist party Ataka, and was swiftly seen as harsher than the notorious allegedly anti-gay legislation in Russia. The proposal provided for 1 - 5 years in prison and a fine of BGN 5,000 -

10,000 for persons who "by organizing or participating in events, rallies and parades, or through the media and the internet publicly manifest their own or of other persons homosexual orientation". The

amendment was rejected in November by the parliamentary committee on human rights and citizens' complaints as unconstitutional and discriminatory. Unexpectedly, however, it was put onto

Parliament's agenda and was discussed in plenary Wednesday. Ataka MPs argued for the proposal using, among other things, references from the Bible.

For more visit: http://www.novinite.com/articles/157704/Anti-Gay+Legislation+Rejected+by+Bulgarian+Parliament

Edit ModuleEdit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Vermont Passes Law Protecting LGBTQ Youth

Senate Bill 132 ensures that LGBTQ youth will not be subjected to dangerous conversion therapy.

"Hillary Clinton Is A Lesbian"?

Why is calling powerful women lesbians the worst insult?

Church Of Scotland Will Allow LGB Clergy Members To Marry

The church will maintain its "traditional" view on marriage.

Australian Federal Election Heats Up With LGBTI Topics

The Opposition has pledged to appoint an LGBTI discrimination commissioner if elected.

Add your comment: