2019-10-29 10:22:00

Estonian conservatives urge authorities to deprive LGBT of state financing

Tallinn, October 29, Interfax - The Conservative People's Party of Estonia which is a part of the governing coalition urges the government to stop financing LGBT associations.

"We believe it unacceptable that earlier parties of power built up a network of ideological civil associations which are supported by taxpayers," officials of the party's authorized council wrote in their address.

Leaders of the conservatives note that the Ministry of Social Affairs, chaired by representatives of the Social Democratic Party "has given the state's hand to a number of homosexual organizations which are almost entirely financed by taxpayers." Eventually, for the recent six years state support of the Estonian LGBT has increased 16 fold: from 6,000 in 2013 to 96,000 in 2019.

"We believe that Estonian taxpayers should not finance associations which promote homo and gender ideology and strive to change moral principles and positions of the society, including attitude to marriage and family," conservatives say underlining that the Constitution obliges the state authorities to protect a traditional family as a foundation of the society.