Ukraine finally passes anti-LGBTQ discrimination law!
Dozens of demonstrators supporting a ban on anti-LGBTI bias protested outside the Ukrainian parliament on Nov. 12 before the ban was approved. (Photo by Kostyantyn Chernichkin courtesy of Kyiv Post)
Ukraine finally passes anti-bias law, a prerequisite for visa-free travel to EU
In its third attempt, Ukraine’s parliament passed amendments to the Labor Code on Nov. 12 that will end lingering Soviet-era workplace discrimination over sexual orientation, political and religious beliefs.
The law, which received the support of 234 lawmakers, was the most controversial bill in parliament among a package of anti-corruption and other legislation the European Union requires in its visa liberalization action plan.
The voting process has been excruciating, however, requiring six rounds of voting and frantic consultations before it finally passed. …
After [a] break, lawmakers returned to the vote, and managed to pass the bill at the first attempt.
The extra votes…
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