75 countries have adopted anti-gay discrimination legislature; will Ukraine? | Interactive map

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2015/11/11 • Analysis & Opinion

As Ukrainian MPs prepare to once again vote for prohibiting discrimination of homosexuality among other anti-discrimination measures in Ukraine’s labor code on November 12, we take a look into which countries of the world prohibited discriminating against homosexuals, and which countries prohibit homosexuals themselves. This map shows which countries have adopted anti-discrimination laws for employment and housing, and which countries have criminalized homosexuality legislatively.

On November 11, Ukraine’s Parliament failed to adopt the anti-discrimination measures necessary for a visa-free regime with the EU. Only 207 lawmakers supported the measures, short of the 226 majority. On the day of the previous voting, November 5, these measures were not even placed on the voting agenda.

Membership in the EU requires banning anti-gay discrimination in the workplace. The same amendments to national legislature are required from states entering into a visa-free regime with EU countries. According to wikipedia, the following countries have prohibited discrimination by sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace:

Source: wikipedia

Source: wikipedia

The anti-discrimination measures are part of a 10-law package that must be passed for visa liberalization. The other laws concern measures to combat corruption. Activists are planning a protest in front of the Ukrainian parliament to persuade their elected representatives to adopt the laws.

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  • Nowhere Girl

    Go for it! Social life is not a zero-sum game: the majority loses exactly nothing if minorities gain more rights.

    • rifak

      You are social Marxist presenting a false picture. Let’s not be naive. Gays are not a special people and don’t need to “gain” any special rights nor have they ever “lost” any rights. They are no less human than any other human and deserve HUMAN rights. Their human rights should be protected, but there is an agenda to the promotion of special LGTB rights, gay marriage, and the teaching of “alternative lifestyles” and “tolerance” to schoolchildren. Gay activists themselves have acknowledged the less than noble goals they are pushing. People are waking up to it.

      • rifak

        By the way, it is disgusting for Euromaidanpress to be shoving the gay agenda down our throats and it shows who controls it.

        • GryzeldaWrr welcomes refugees

          Watch out your back. Hordes of lascivious gays are just behind you;-)

        • Evelyn Myketa Livingston

          Rifak, ignorance and intolerance such as yours is truly sad. It must be wonderful to be so perfect.

      • Nowhere Girl

        If letting people who don’t harm anybody live how they want to live equals “social Marxism”, than yes, I am a social Marxist.

      • GryzeldaWrr welcomes refugees

        Bla, bla, bla. Antidiscrimination means antidiscrimination, nothing more and nothing less. We don’t have gay marriages in Poland.

        • Nowhere Girl

          (Unfortunately.)