“The Constitution of Ukraine cannot be changed during a martial law or a state of emergency (Artikel 157 of the Constitution of Ukraine),” verduidelik hy.
Egter, Zelensky said he would work with his ministers to “ensure the rights and freedoms” of all Ukrainians.
“In the modern world, the level of democratic society is measured, onder andere, through state policy aimed at ensuring equal rights for all citizens. Every citizen is an inseparable part of civil society, he is entitled to all the rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution of Ukraine,” Zelensky also said. “All people are free and equal in their dignity and rights.”
Zelensky also thanked the more than 28,000 people who signed the petition for their “active civic position.” Under Ukrainian law, the President must review petitions that get more than 25,000 handtekeninge.
In Junie, the UN identified LGBTQ+ people as a group specifically affected by the war and said LGBTQ+ refugees from the country “are often at heightened risk of exclusion, uitbuiting, violence and abuse, and encounter distinct protection risks.”
Ukraine legalized homosexuality after the fall of the Soviet Union
, but anti-LGBTQ attitudes and laws remain in place in the country
. Workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation is banned
, but no legal recognition of same-sex relationships exists
, and same-sex couples are barred from adopting children and unprotected by hate crime laws
, according to watchdog ILGA-Europe.
The organization ranks Ukraine 39th out of 49 European nations for LGBTQ+ rights.
A Pride parade typically takes place in Kyiv each year, but in June organizers joined forces with the equivalent event in neighboring Poland, celebrating in Warsaw amid the war at home.