25,000 people sign petition against the law on LGBT reproval liability
In less than a month, a petition to repeal the criminal liability law for criticizing LGBT gained the required number of signatures.
The petition for the withdrawal of the bill introducing criminal liability for criticism of LGBT followers got the necessary 25,000 votes, which took less than a month. This was reported by the Information and Education Department.
The new law provides for fines and 8 years in prison for criticizing LGBT.
Lawyer Sergey Gula designed a petition on the website of the President of Ukraine in order to withdraw the bill, which collected the required number of signatures in record time.
“This draft law eliminates such constitutional rights as the right to freedom of speech, thought and free expression of one’s views and beliefs, as well as freedom of meetings and assemblies, which means it does not comply with the fundamental constitutional rights of a person and citizen,” emphasized the author of the petition.
On the sobor.com.ua site, the public was also invited to send electronic and paper appeals to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine to withdraw this bill. The authors of initiative noted that the most effective way to block laws is personal meetings with MPs, as well as personal letters to them.
Draft letters and relevant e-mail addresses can be found here.
Previously, the UOC and the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (AUCCRO) opposed criminal liability for criticizing LGBT and pro-family actions.