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MEPs complain to Lithuania about proposed criminalisation of gay “propaganda”

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  1. Lithuania is in serious need for a re-education.

  2. stop all funding/grants to Lithuania from the EU until they agree to dump the proposed criminalisation -better still kicked them out of the EU.


  3. Stuart Neyton 24 Aug 2009, 12:00pm

    Glad to see there are people taking this issue seriously. I noticed Raül Romeva, a Spanish Green MEP, brought this issue up at the inaugural session of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. This is a terrible piece of legislation by the Lithuanian parliament, which will inevitably result in the suicide of hundreds of Lithuanian teenagers unable to seek help.

    Lee suggested throwing Lithuania out of the EU. I don’t want that to be considered, because it won’t help the people this legislation will affect one bit.

  4. They shouldn’t be kicked out – merely all funding and grants suspended while this law is on the statute books,

  5. Actually it was tongue in cheek – the EU would never would have the guts to carry out such an action Stuart. Even grants etc they won’t withhold.


  6. Har Davids 24 Aug 2009, 3:33pm

    I tried to find out if anywhere in the world there has been an attempt to propagate homosexual relations, but I didn’t find anything. So, what are they afraid of in Lithuania? Gays ringing door-bells like Jehova’s Witnesses trying to convert people to gayness?

  7. It’s a pity the EU won’t do anything to hurt Lithuania financially. Sometimes pressure like that works better than education. Still maybe the EU could somehow fund some kind of educational trip for Lithuanian ministers to a country where LGBT people are treated with respect, so they could see that it’s a good thing. At the very least they should be disabused of the ridiculous notion that you can ‘propagate’ homosexuality.

  8. How about a radio station broadcasting into Lithuania, (because the EU is too frightened and weak to do anything) promoting LGBT rights, presenters are all gays, and calling on the people to resist the legislation. If I had the money I would do it. Maybe the EU could give me the funds to start the station.

  9. I believe, people of every country has right to decide what is good for the nation. And all Lithuanian gay are free to leave that country if they don’t like it.

  10. lithuanian 25 Aug 2009, 6:53pm

    yeah, Joe. like it would be so easy to leave your country and to adapt in the other one.. also, what should do those who have no education? especially now, the financial crysis…

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