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Crackdown in Ukraine: block the gay gag rule

Crackdown in Ukraine: block the gay gag rule

Gay rights activist beaten by neo-Nazis after cancellation of Pride in Kiev, Ukraine. | Photo Credit: All Out/© Reuters

Ukraine’s legislature is about to vote a brand new bill into law that will make it illegal to be gay or lesbian in public. President Viktor Yanukovych has the power to stop the law, but has chosen to stay silent on the growing anti-gay sentiment.

The President says a new alliance with the European Union is his number one Priority.  As officials from Ukraine prepare to meet with an EU delegation on human rights this Friday, it’s time to finally bring this issue to light and force the President Yanukovych to speak out against these laws.

Every single voice of opposition makes a real difference. Sign the petition now.

TO: Viktor Yanukovych, President of Ukraine

We citizens from across the European Union and the world urge you to denounce Law 8711. The arrival of the delegation on Justice and Security from the EU is the time to show that Ukraine takes human rights seriously.

Ukraine must take a stand against shocking displays of violence such as that perpetuated against Svyatoslav Sheremet.

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