Wednesday, September 03, 2014


Armenia

Armenian Police Propose Gay 'Propaganda' Ban

Hostility towards gays and lesbians remains high in the post-Soviet space. (file photo)
Hostility towards gays and lesbians remains high in the post-Soviet space. (file photo)
By RFE/RL's Armenian Service
YEREVAN -- Armenia's police have proposed a ban on promoting "non-traditional sexual relationships" in the country.

The proposed amendments to Armenia’s administrative offenses law were placed on the website of Armenia's police this week.

The amendments say citizens, legal entities, and officials will be fined up to $4,000 for propagating "non-traditional sexual relationships."

In the former Soviet republics, same-sex relationships are usually described with similar wording.

Armenia and the majority of other former Soviet republics decriminalized homosexuality in the early 1990s, but hostility toward gays and lesbians remains high.

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