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Kazakhstan: Parliament Becomes Scene of Homophobic Rants

Kazakhstan’s self-appointed morality police are taking on the gay and lesbian community: In recent weeks, lawmakers’ homophobic rants have echoed through the hallowed halls of parliament as they call for homosexuality to be criminalized.

Homosexuality is “amorality of the highest degree,” blustered deputy Aldan Smayyl in parliament on May 22, Kazakhstan Today reported.

“A law should be adopted which would allow [homosexuals] to be considered criminals against humanity,” Smayyl – who represents the ruling Nur Otan party, headed by President Nursultan Nazarbayev – continued. 

He has sent a query to Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov about adopting a law and is awaiting a response.

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Kazakhstan: Parliament Becomes Scene of Homophobic Rants

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