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The collection of signatures for the bill started in mid-August, shortly after Elżbieta Witek, Speaker of the Sejm from the Law and Justice party, accepted a notice announcing the creation of a so-called legislative initiative committee with a telling name: 'Stop LGBT'.
At the time, we have asked Attorney Michał Wawrykiewicz, one of the leaders of the Free Courts initiative, to comment on the bill. He described it briefly: - It's apartheid!
What exactly does Godek and her foundation “Life and Family” want to forbid? The project aims at banning social gatherings whose objectives would include:
- questioning the idea of marriage as a relationship between a man and a woman,
- propagation of same sex marriages,
- propagation of same-sex relationships or relationships consisting of more than two people,
- propagation of privileged treatment of same-sex relationships or relationships of more than two people,
- propagation of legal solutions aimed at privileging same-sex relationships,
- propagation of the possibility of a child adoption by persons of the same sex,
- propagation of sexual orientations other than heterosexuality,
- propagation of gender as something independent of biological conditions,
- propagation of sexual activity among children and adolescents under the age of 18.
Claims that groups fighting for the equality of LGBT people "propagate" anything other than mere tolerance towards them and openness to their presence in society was described as "utter nonsense“ by Slava Melnyk, president of the Campaign Against Homophobia. However, the obvious falsehoods underpinning the accusations against the LGBT community do not prevent Godek from seeking to establish laws that harm not only LGBT people, but also all Poles who would like to live in a tolerant society.
Kaja Godek has recently celebrated a great success - the ruling made by the Constitional Tribunal which abolished embryopatological abortions. Although Kaja Godek was not the author of this legislation project, she is infamous for longstanding anti-abortion lobbying. As a result, a large part of society sees her as a central figure in shaping the latest restriction of abortion which prompted nationwide protests. As a result, her name is often used in protest banners and chants.
At the end of October, Godek submitted a request for police protection.
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