A year ago, when Greece legalised civil unions for same-sex couples, prime minister Alexis Tsipras apologised to Greek LGBT citizens for having denied them their rights in the past. The European Commission has said in a written note that respect for gay rights is a legal criterion for EU accession. Indeed, every LGBT human rights group in Georgia has made it clear that marriage equality is not something that they are fighting for today. Video Georgia's rave revolution In May this year, riot police raided the country's most popular nightclubs prompting thousands of young Georgians to rave in the streets in protest. Feature Gay rights fall victim to EU-Russia geopolitics The president rejected this, on grounds that any referendum without the participation of the Russia-occupied Georgian territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia would be unlawful.
Georgian Dream proxies at one point collectedsignatures to put the marriage issue to a referendum.
LGBT rights at stake in Georgia election
Perhaps more importantly, there are an additional sixteen seats in the House and six in the Senate that could be competitive in the election. Gay rights activists detained in Moscow Jump to media player They were calling for an investigation into alleged torture and detention of gay people in Chechnya. If misinformation in the field of migration can bring a government down, as in the recent case of Belgium following the country's adoption of the UN migration pact, then it can doubtless produce a populist majority in the European parliament. That fact alone could make for some interesting politics. Or a crackdown on LGBT rights? Shop our store now!
This issue is regulated by the civil code and amending the constitution would not make a big difference. Video Georgia's rave revolution In May this year, riot police raided the country's most popular nightclubs prompting thousands of young Georgians to rave in the streets in protest. Or a crackdown on LGBT rights? We will not stop fighting. Feature Gay rights fall victim to EU-Russia geopolitics Why you can trust BBC News. Through the Equality Foundation of Georgia, we conduct voter registration and educational activities, provide information to decision makers, and work to organize and mobilize LGBT residents and allies to advance equality in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the state.