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 Rada fails to vote sexual minorities non-discrimination norm of 'visa-free' package

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine failed to consider the Labor Code norm banning labor discrimination, which is required for granting Ukraine with visa-free regime by the European Union.

This is reported by Censor.NET citing Europeiska Pravda.

According to the report, only 117 MPs voted in favor, out of the required 226 votes.

The Labor Code draft discussed by the Rada did not include the required norm on labor discrimination of various types, including sexual orientation-based. Thus the chairman of the parliament proposed that the MPs supported the possibility of considering the amendment during the second reading of the Code.

Read more: Rada adopts revised version of Labour Code

The amendment bans any kind of discrimination labor-wise, including that based on the race, political views, religion, gender, or sexual orientation.

When voting, the deputies failed to support it.

Fighting sexual orientation-based discrimination is one of the requirements of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan, which needs to be implemented in order to receive visa-free regime with the EU countries.

 
 
 
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