Back in October of 2012, the Ukraine was getting ready to pass a law outlawing ‘homosexual propaganda’. Now, the Ukraine is doing a 180 on the issue and are looking to pass an anti-discrimination law! Not because it’s the right thing to do, but because it has to be done to be allowed into the European Union.
According to Gay Star News, Ukraine foreign minister Leonid Kozhar, gave the reason for the change of heart yesterday in an interview with Polish newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza:
“The issue of homosexuals is now generating strong controversy in Ukraine, but our government has already prepared a draft law and will soon submit it to the parliament…”
“Without a law that prohibits discrimination against gays, we cannot move on the road to abolition of visas. I think that the will to further integration with the European Union outweighs the resistance, and the law will be passed.” – Gay Star News.
Of course there’s been some controversy about passing the anti-discrimination law, however Kozhar still expects the law will pass despite opposition. This would be a great example for Ukraine’s kinda-sorta-friendly neighbor Russia to follow. If only, if only…