NewsThu Jan 3, 2002 - 12:15 pm EST
ROMANIA SCAPS LAW AGAINST SODOMY AFTER PRESSURE FROM EUROPEAN UNION
BUCHAREST, January 3, 2002 (LSN.ca) - Romania has scrapped a law banning sodomy after the European Union made the removal of the law a condition of joining the EU. While the vast majority of the population was against the move, the government complied with the EU dictates. The Romanian Orthodox Church reacted negatively to the change in law noting that laws are needed to halt homosexual propaganda which is damaging to the family. The law also saw state funded counseling provided for those affected by the disorder.
Bishop Vincentiu Ploisteanu, spokesperson for the Orthodox Church’s Holyl Synod condemned the pressure by the EU. “We want to join the European Union, not Sodom and Gomorrah,” he said.
See the coverage by the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/europe/newsid_1721000/1721661.stm