On the question of whether legislation on European integration provides more democratic attitudes toward sexual minorities, Mr. Tombinsky answered: “Yes. We are not talking about how to be tolerated primarily to sexual minorities. We are talking about how to solve the discrimination problem in general. Discrimination can be different based on age, state of health, religious beliefs. As well as based on sexual orientation. But what is said here can be applies not only to sexual minorities.”
As for gay marriages, let us once again quote the statement of the Head of the EU Mission to Ukraine Ian Tombinsky, refuting impassioned speeches of Mykola Azarov in the same day they were given. Mr. Tombinsky affirmed that Europe aspires to reduce the level of discrimination – including towards LGBT – however, the very concept of discrimination in this case should be interpreted in the broad sense.