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UOC KP: adopting anti-discrimination amendment is a Pyrrhic victory

13.11.2015, 10:37
UOC KP: adopting anti-discrimination amendment is a Pyrrhic victory

The Ukrainian Orthodox Church Kyiv Patriarchate believe the introduction by members of Parliament of anti-discrimination rules to labor law to be a Pyrrhic victory.

"Discussion? Culture of compromise? Dialogue? Consensus? No, we never heard about that. Just squeezed out 234 " in favor"- and  that is all. The Pyrrhic victory. Personally for me this day is a watershed. The church survived the godless Soviet Union -and will survive this too. But what is broken will not become a whole again. There is still a lot of struggle for true values. And this day is a good lesson for the future,” said the head of information management UOC-KP Yevstratii Zorya on his page on Facebook, according to Bukvy website.

As you know, after the failed vote on the so-called LGBT amendment to the Labor Code in the morning, members still voted for the bill number 3442, which makes respective changes to the labor laws of Ukraine.

On Wednesday, Speaker Volodymyr Groisman put to the vote the amendment five times, but it has not gained the required number of votes.

Then deputies went to the break, and after their return they voted for the law, giving 234 votes.

Background. This amendment prohibits any discrimination in employment, including violation of the principle of equal rights and opportunities, direct or indirect restriction of workers' rights based on race, color, political, religious and other beliefs, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation , ethnic, social and foreign origin, age, health, disability, or suspected presence of HIV / AIDS, family and property status, family responsibilities, location, membership in trade union or other association of citizens participation in the strike, appeal or intention to appeal to the courts or other authorities to protect their rights or supporting other workers in defending their rights, linguistic or other grounds not related to the nature of the work or the context of its implementation.