Journal of Turkish Weekly: Ukrainian antigay bill clears first hurdle

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A woman sells rainbow flags (LGBT pride flags), during a demonstration to demand the government a law for equal rights for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community in Santiago, Chile, on September 29, 2012.
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Ukraine's parliament has approved in the first reading a bill that would make it illegal to openly support homosexuality. 

The draft, approved by lawmakers on October 2, would make what it calls "promotion of homosexuality" - defined as taking action to create a positive portrayal of gays - a crime.

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