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Lawmaker calls for Kazakhstan to ban sex between women

A Kazakh lawmaker wants ‘lesbianism’ banned alongside sex between men as the country considers a new Criminal Code.

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19th January 2014 14:17

Alessia Valenza

If Kazakhstani lawmaker Nurlan Abdirov gets his way his Central Asian nation will become one of the few in the world to ban sex between women alongside sex between men.

Lawmakers should strongly consider bringing people ‘to book’ for ‘lesbianism and other aspects of the sexual and gender sphere,’ Abdirov told a session of the lower house’s legal affairs committee, according to Tengri News.

Abdirov said Kazakh lawmakers intended to organize ‘special themed sessions and round tables’ around the issue.

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