Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Christian NGO wants fewer LGBTI rights supporters in Human Rights council

The Forum for Public Issues (FVO), a non-governmental organisation that promotes Christian values, believes there are too many supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Council for Human Rights, the government’s advisory body that is currently working on the national human rights protection strategy.

The Forum for Public Issues (FVO), a non-governmental organisation that promotes Christian values, believes there are too many supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in the Council for Human Rights, the government’s advisory body that is currently working on the national human rights protection strategy.

The FVO sent a letter to Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajčak, who heads the council, requesting changes to the council’s membership so that it includes fewer LGBTI rights supporters, the SITA newswire reported on October 2.

It was clear at the council’s September 4 session that many of the NGO representatives sitting at the council support rights for people with different sexual orientation, the FVO lawyer Martin Dilong, said as reported by SITA.

“On the other hand, civic associations that represent a big part of the population in Slovakia and perform many activities for children, youth, disabled and seniors, have minimal representation in the council,” the FVO’s letter reads, as quoted by SITA.

The FVO suggested that the composition of the council should represent the plurality of opinions in Slovak society.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information
presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Námestie Slobody gets facelift Photo

The architectural tender will gather ideas for the redesign of the biggest square in Bratislava

Námestie Slobody will be redesigned into a kind of living room in the city.

When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

President Andrej Kiska

Fundamental values explored at Divadelná Nitra 2017

This time round, the Slovak, European and US ensembles at the theatre festival focus on #fundamentals, i.e. basic values and the essence of all things.

Nature Theatre of Oklahoma: Pursuit of Happiness

Foreign rocket engines for North Korea: Why?

For Russia, the path to a weakened China could be through a major nuclear accident in North Korea.