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Newsline: U.S. Embassy Criticizes Kyrgyzstan Proposal To Outlaw ‘Popularizing Homosexual Relations’

The United States has criticized proposed legislation which seeks to outlaw “popularizing homosexual relations” in the former Soviet nation of Kyrgyzstan. If the changes are approved, a person convicted of “forming a positive attitude to untraditional sexual relations” among minors or in mass media would face fines or a prison term of up to one year, according to Reuters. The U.S. embassy in Kyrgyzstan responded in a statement: “No one should be silenced or imprisoned because of who they are or whom they love. Laws that discriminate against one group of people threaten the fundamental rights of all people.”

http://www.ontopmag.com/article.aspx?id=19653&MediaType=1&Category=24

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