Danish government issues warning to Russia about gay propaganda law

Published: August 26, 2013

 The Danish government has warned Russia it will bring the issue up of the country’s recently-passed gay propaganda law at the European Council. Denmark’s Foreign Minister Villy Søvndal told Russia there is the potential they will also raise the issue at the United Nations if it doesn’t change its current laws in the build-up next year’s Sochi Winter Olympics.

 
Søvndal said the law is objectionable and risks the issue of discrimination being brought up as it is abusing the rights of minorities in Russia – something that has already happened and which the law permits. He added that they will hold the country to its international obligations.
 
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