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

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Oct. 3, 2012, 12:34 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — 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.

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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