UKRAINE: PARLIAMENT DECLARES SUPPORT FOR LGBT EQUALITY MARCH...

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The Ukrainian parliament officially supports the LGBT Equality March, scheduled to be held on June 12, 2016 in the country capital Kyiv/Kiev.

The LGBT Equality March held in June 2015 was marred by violence when
anti-gay activists attempted to highjack the March.

Hryhoriy Nemyria, Head of parliament's Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations said;

"Ahead of the Equality March, I would like to emphasize that according to Article 39 of Ukrainian Constitution, citizens have the right for peaceful gatherings, meetings, campaigns and demonstrations"

While declaring his support for the Equality March, he urged the police force to ensure the order and safety for the participants of the Equality March during the March on June 12.

Nemyria highlighted this March as an indicator of democratic development.

Ukrainian lawmakers passed an amendment bill in November 2015 to ban discrimination based on disability, race, sexual orientation, gender...

credit: uatoday.tv

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