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Ukraine promises to ban anti-gay discrimination

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  1. Helge V. Tiller 13 Feb 2013, 10:58pm

    I don’t believe my own eyes. What’s going on. Surprise, surprise. Time will show?! I hope gays in Ukraine will have a brighter future. They have been suffering for so long.

  2. Even with an anti-discrimination law in place I don’t think I shall be seeking a visa to live and work there.

    Anti – discrimination shoud mean giving all the rights to gays (and gay couples) that they give to straight couples. How far exactly does their anti-discrimination law go?

    Warning to the EU, don’t let this country into the EU until you get further details and assurances!!!! I personally would hate another homophobic country entering the EU with a veto on progressing the rights in other countries.

  3. Ukraine has had a very sad history of persecution and discrimination of it’s minority groups.

    Huge amounts of human beings were murdered mostly because they were Jews in the Ukraine.

    Somehow, in the 21st century devotion to Christianity does not seem to include refraining from hurting gay people. I hope that Ukraine’s many Orthodox and Catholics grow more in their faiths to understand how to respect and love all human beings.

  4. Bill Cameron 13 Feb 2013, 11:53pm

    Well, I welcome this, but ‘caveat emptor’ – many previous EU entrants from eastern Europe have shamelessly reneged on their pre-EU adhesion promises when negotiating their entry to the EU. The trouble is that once a country is in the EU, with a vote in the Council of Ministers, it is almost impossible to sanction them if they are determined. Summary – welcome, but deeply cynical.

  5. That There Other David 14 Feb 2013, 8:33am

    Are we supposed to be impressed by this? They clearly state they will do the absolute minimum required to further their EU agenda. Then of course like other eastern European EU members they’ll spend the next 20 years telling their LGBT citizens how worthless they are.

    Pathetic, as are the Eurocrats if they let Ukraine progress with EU membership with such blatantly token efforts.

  6. We need their gas, work force and market so they put up a smoke screen and disco ball. Very clever..

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