This Thursday Lithuanian Seimas has rejected amendments to the Codes of Administrative breaches and Crime, reports Internet media DELFI. These amendments introduce punishment (fine, social works, imprisonment) for zoophilia, necrophilia and/or homosexuality propaganda. 25 members of Seimas have voted in favour of these amendments, 12 - were against them, 16 - abstained. It was decided to bring these proposals back for improvement.
Mr. Pyatras Grazhulis - a member of the party "Order and Justice" - proposed to punish everyone who calls for "satisfaction of sexual lust via zoophilia, necrophilia or homosexuality" by fine (1000-1500 Lithuanian litas) or imprisonment for the period of one year or less. In response to a journalist's question why he had compared homosexuality with zoophilia or necrophilia, the deputy has said that he considered it the same "deviations from the norm".
Grazhulis explained that these amendments carried out by himself are also aimed against trials to organize in Lithuanian cities gay pride actions and parades. DELFI reminds that in 2010 LGBT representatives plan to hold gay pride parade in Vilnius and Lithuanian capital's authorities have already affirmed such an action.Translated by Yerdna Bananes