Rada not able to vote on antigay discrimination laws and takes break

The relevant amendment to the Labor Code on ban of sexual orientation discrimination did not manage to gain enough votes by the deputies.

The amendment was put to the vote three times in the parliament this morning, however, it could not gain enough votes to be passed, Censor.NET's correspondent informs.

220 MPs supported the bill in the first voting, 217 in the second, and 215 in the third, with the required minimum of 226 votes.

After this, Verkhovna Rada speaker Volodymyr Hroisman announced a 15-minute break in the parliament's session, sending the deputies for consultations.

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The amendment has not been supported by the Opposition Bloc faction and several independent deputies. Five MPs from the Samopomich faction, as well as several members of Radical Party faction, which both belong to the coalition, have refrained from voting.

Radical Party leader Oleh Liashko has not voted for the amendment. Factions of Batkivshchyna, People's Front, and Petro Poroshenko Bloc mostly support the bill.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n360331