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Euronews: Outlawing the promotion of homosexuality is a step closer in Ukraine

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Oct. 3, 2012, 12:34 p.m. | Ukraine abroad — by Euronews

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 taken the first step towards making it illegal to promote homosexuality as a way of life.

The draft bill, which has passed its first reading, says this constitutes a threat to national security. Prison terms of up to five years are suggested. Activists gathered outside to protest against the bill’s approval.

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