Ombudsman Denisova demands the adoption of laws on "same-sex partnerships" and punishment of LGBT critics
In her report, Denisova complains that not only ordinary Ukrainians but also individual politicians, officials, and media representatives allow themselves not to accept the LGBT ideology. She also complains that the Verkhovna Rada did not implement the recommendations from the previous annual report aimed at introducing LGBT ideology.
Denisova demands that the parliament speed up the consideration and adoption of the draft law "On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of Ukraine (concerning the harmonization of legislation in the field of preventing and countering discrimination with the Law of the European Union)" (registration No. 0931 of 29.08.2019). This draft law provides for the introduction of administrative liability for persons who use the so-called "hate speech", the manifestation of which can be considered a clear rejection of ideas about the "normality" of disorders of sexual orientation and sexual identity.
Denisova demands that the Cabinet of Ministers develop and submit to the Verkhovna Rada two draft laws: "On legalization of registered civil partnership for different-sex and same-sex couples in Ukraine, taking into account property and non-property rights" and "On amendments to the law of Ukraine "On the basics of preventing and countering discrimination in Ukraine" to supplement the definition of the term "discrimination" with signs of sexual orientation and gender identity".
In addition, Denisova wants the Ministry of Health to allow homosexuals to be blood donors despite the high rates of HIV/AIDS, and also requires the police, despite the lack of a clear regulatory framework, to "investigate the motive of intolerance on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity during the investigation of offenses and, if there is an appropriate motive, to qualify offenses under Article 161 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine", that is, the article on violation of equal rights of citizens.