Great to see UK influence on other parts of the world, in attempts to improve human rights, making progress.
Hopefully, the north of Cyprus will acknowledge the situation in Turkey and the EU (of which southern Cyprus is part – and technically the georgraphic mass of the north is seen to be part of although governed seperately) and seek to make progress to ensure that being gay is decriminalised (as it is in Turkey and the EU).
While this legislative change — should it actually be passed — is welcome news, it will be many years before any societal discrimination will seen. However, the move is not to be downplayed as it has been a lesson of history that, when governments take a pro-active role with this type of leadership, prejudices and biases disappear more quickly.
This is nonsense. Is this meant to make the Islamic regime look progressive? This is occupied land, and they have no real government. If we can’t have military action to move them on, here’s hoping for a big Christmas earthquake…
Hoping for such a calamity with the ensuing potential loss of lives and damage to property is hardly the way to deal with bigotry. Remember amongst those killed will be countless gays and lesbians. Be careful what you wish for.
I suppose you could also say that the six counties of Northern Ireland is occupied land.
One day gay people will be free and will look back and see that the gay people were persecuted like the Christians when they were fed to the lions and everybody will laugh, at the fact that such persecution happened, but for now LGBT people need to fight for their rights the same as the Christians did until all LGBT people are free like the God who made them intended them to be. I guess God give LGBT people the same challenge as the Christians who have to fight to not loose their heads even in the middle east today.
Better make sure the kids know enough to look out for the catholic priests and bishops.
Is the final eradication of anti-homosexuality laws from Europe and it’s associate countries in sight? If so it will be a vindication of what international pressure can bring.
Here’s hoping this progresses further and quickly. I wait and hope!!
Enoch, what an ignorant comment! Occupation aside, Northern Cyprus can hardly be considered an Islamic regime, it’s more secular than the UK is.. Funnily enough, this criminalisation of homosexuality is a hangover from the UK’s time as master on the Island!