A march with the LGBT flag. Photo: REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

22 July 2019, 10:47

LGBT opponents stand for ban of homosexuality propaganda in Georgia

At the action in Zugdidi, opponents of sexual minorities have collected signatures for adoption of the jaw prohibiting LGBT propaganda.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on July 8, LGBT opponents gathered in Tbilisi to disrupt the "March of Dignity", but lost their way with activists. Then, at the parliament building, a conflict broke out of opponents of the "March of Dignity" with the oppositional rally, which demanded resignation of the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).

On July 20, in Zugdidi, activists staged a feast near the temple under construction, to which all the signatories to the petition for adopting a law banning the propaganda of homosexuality were invited, the "News-Georgia" has reported. The action was headed by Guram Palavandishvili, the leader of the movement "For Unified and Moral Georgia".

The authors of the petition insist that from the Anti-Discrimination Law the prohibition of discrimination against people on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity should be excluded, and also a law should be adopted banning the propaganda of homosexuality, the "Echo of the Caucasus" reports.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on July 21, 2019 at 10:17 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

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