Orthodox supporters of gay propaganda penalty thwart Moldovan parliament's meeting

Chisinau, October 11, 2013

Several dozens of Moldovan priests and their flock blocked the entrance to the Palace of the Republic, the seat of the national parliament, on Friday.

Deputies, journalists and parliament administration workers were unable to enter the building. The priests demanded that the amendments to the Moldovan Code of Administrative Offices, which abolished penalties for propaganda of homosexuality, pedophilia and sex outside of marriage, not be passed.

Deputies of the opposition Party of Communists support the protesters.

The parliament meeting was thwarted.



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