Lithuania ‘gay propaganda’ bill fails to get the votes

A bill that would have introduced Russia-style gay propaganda laws to Lithuania has failed to get the votes today (13 March).

Lawmakers made their decision on a bill that would have outlawed gay pride parades, pubic speeches in support of LGBTI rights, gay rights campaign materials and audio-visual materials in support of the rights of LGBTI people.

Fines for the ‘contempt of moral values’ would have gone up to 6000 litas ($2500, €1800) for ‘repeat offenses’.

While a majority of members of parliament voted to bring the proposal to a vote – 39 in favor, 34 opposed, and 20 abstentions – this was not enough.

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