the Deputy from the presidential party “servant of the people” Olga Wasilewska-Smaglyuk submitted to the Verkhovna Rada a bill that proposes to penalize and put homophobes. Reports about it “Strenia”.
the Initiative involves the introduction of a penalty of a fine of up to 17 thousand hryvnia (about 45 thousand roubles) or deprivation of liberty for a term up to 8 years for public calls to violent actions, harassment and humiliation of individuals on the basis of sexual orientation.
In particular, the draft law proposes to Supplement article 67 of the Criminal code of Ukraine and to equate the crimes of intolerance to sexual orientation or gender identity of the individual to the aggravating circumstances.
in addition, the initiative involves a change to article 161 (“Infringement of equality of citizens”) and Supplement articles 115, 121, 122, 126, 127, 129, 293, and 294 of the criminal code in such a motive for committing the relevant crimes as intolerance of sexual orientation of a person (group of persons) or his gender identity.
In July 2019 the LGBT community of Ukraine has accused President Vladimir Zelensky in contempt of European values. This view arose because of the refusal of the head of state to attend the equality March in Kiev.