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On Monday, It Will Be Illegal In Lithuania to Say Anything Positive About the Gays

The Law on the Protection of Minors against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information, passed in June and amended in December, takes effect Monday. Citizens will be banned from promoting any propaganda “”encouraging the sexual abuse of minors, sexual relations between minors and other sexual relations.” Of course, “other sexual relations” could mean just about what any police officer or judge wants it to mean.

By:           editor editor
On:           Feb 26, 2010
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  • 7 Comments
    • Ryan
      Ryan

      Should we all change our Twitter locations to Lithuania and gay-up our tweets?

      Feb 26, 2010 at 2:00 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paschal
      Paschal

      The President of Lithuania, Dalia Gurubaskaite, tries and succeeded in getting the law not to be as harsh as it was going to be. The president, alas, does not have enough power to stop this law.

      Feb 26, 2010 at 2:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paschal
      Paschal

      That should be ”Grubaskaite”.

      Feb 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Thom
      Thom

      Uh, and what is the EU going to do about this? anything? Europe prides itself on its progressivism. How about less words and more action in improving the rights of gays in eastern Europe.

      Feb 27, 2010 at 1:17 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Paschal
      Paschal

      @Thom: The European Parliament voted to voice it opposition to the original proposed law but it hasn’t the power to stop it. E.U. member states have to have a non-discrimination law protecting gays in the provision of good and services and in employment I believe but some are better than others at enforcing it. Latvia was reluctant to fulfilling its obligations in this area until its president forced its parliament to do the right thing. The Lisbon Treaty gives legal effect the the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. This charter specifiically refers to gay rights but only effects actions made by and because of the E.U. and doesn’t affect marriage laws, for example, which is a matter for the member states.

      Feb 27, 2010 at 7:37 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Netiesa
      Netiesa

      Paschal, you made a mistake twice. The name of Lithuanian president is Grybauskaite. And I don’t see anything “homophobic” about this law. Is it necessary for gays to show their nude bellies on parades? I don’t imagine straight people walking in groups on streets and proclaiming that they copulate with persons of opposite sex. :D Why should I speak loudly whith whom I have sex?

      Feb 27, 2010 at 8:07 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B
      B

      No. 6 · Netiesa wrote, “Paschal, you made a mistake twice. The name of Lithuanian president is Grybauskaite. And I don’t see anything “homophobic” about this law. Is it necessary for gays to show their nude bellies on parades? I don’t imagine straight people walking in groups on streets and proclaiming that they copulate with persons of opposite sex.”

      … Netiesa must lead a very sheltered life. Here are a few pictures from the San Francisco Carnaval parade and associated events. This is a straight event, not a gay event, and its supposed to be sexy. Otherwise they wouldn’t wiggle their asses so much.

      http://www.sfmission.com/gallery_files/site_pics/San_Francisco/Queen-King-Carnaval-SF-2009.jpg

      http://www.schwartzphoto.com/collections/San-Francisco-Carnaval/Carnaval_I_San_Francisco.jpg

      http://www.sfmission.com/gallery_files/site_pics/San_Francisco/Carnaval_History/Carnaval_2004/King_and_Queen/King_and_Queen/kingandqueen005.jpg

      Perhaps Netiesa can explain why it would be OK for straight people to wiggle their asses and wear skimpy clothing but not gay people. That should prove interesting (as an example of denial).

      Feb 28, 2010 at 2:50 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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