Friday, 24 June 2011

Revelation (well, sort of): Armenia was the last among Council of Europe member states to decriminalise gay male sex

Of course, I knew that Armenia was very late in decriminalising gay male sex (December 2002 / August 2003). But only looking at this Table - included in the Council of Europe groundbreaking report on gay rights among member states - I realised that Armenia was in fact the last among member states to do so. Not something to be proud of, but here is a chance for amendments for Armenian authorities. Let be among the first within post-Soviet countries to start implementing equality and human-rights-for-all legislative and social changes. Dreaming? May be. But no one can deprive me of dreams. Especially if they are potentially achievable.

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