The Guardian: Legislating gay hate in Lithuania

The Guardian: Legislating gay hate in Lithuania
If the Baltic state perseveres with new homophobic laws, it has no place in the European Union
How would you feel if your government tried to render you invisible? If they denied you access to healthcare or healthcare information? Isolated you from people like yourself? Prevented you from having a relaxed, fulfilling romantic life? Stigmatised and bullied you? If your character was constantly slandered and libelled but when you tried to defend yourself, or just tried to live your life peaceably, you were criminalised?
In July, Lithuania issued a law forbidding the “promotion of homosexuality” in places where children would be exposed to it. Which sounded very much like the ludicrous and culturally corrosive legislation that Britain used to have in the now widely ridiculed Section 28. So far, so bad. But things could be about to get a whole lot worse for some of our gay neighbours in eastern Europe.