Friday, January 25, 2013

Gay Wave Not Unstoppable

From Financial Times:
Poland’s parliament on Friday rejected laws that would have given limited legal rights to gay couples, splitting the ruling party on an issue that challenges attitudes in the Catholic country. 
Premier Donald Tusk had campaigned for a vote on the issue but did not impose discipline on his Civic Platform party’s MPs. This allowed a conservative wing under Jaroslaw Gowin, the increasingly powerful justice minister, to join the rightwing opposition to kill the measures. 
The move came as Russia’s parliament overwhelmingly approved a bill to ban so-called homosexual propaganda, illustrating the divisions between attitudes in eastern and western Europe.

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