The Ukrainian government offered to parliamentary consideration a draft that introduces such terms as "sexual orientation" and "gender identity."
It is suggested to introduce in Article 11 of the Law on Employment of
Population such addition: "the state guarantees to a person a right to
be protected from any manifestations of discrimination in the field of
employment on gender identity and sexual orientation," the Ukrainian
Institute of Religious Freedom reports.
Besides, Article 24-1 "On advertising" could be re-written in a new
edition: "It is banned in the advertisement of vacancies to make demands
on characteristics of sexual orientation."
The government says in its explanatory note that the draft is prepared to fulfill certain EU directives.
Earlier, representatives of the All-Ukrainian Council of Churches and
Religious Organizations at their meeting with Ukrainian President Pyotr
Poroshenko warned about the danger of introducing such terms as "sexual
orientation" and "gender identity" in legislation.
of Kiev and All Ukraine said that "such novelties can become the first
step to promoting in Ukraine a homosexual way of life and attempts to
legalize unisexual marriages."