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May 25, 2012

Moldova has adopted a law on equality today, but it has left the gay, bi and trans community as second-class citizens

Moldova adopted a new equality law today but it has left lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender citizens still at the bottom of the pecking order.

Although the law is a positive step forward towards equality, international LGBT rights group, ILGA-Europe, is highly concerned sexual orientation is not explicitly mentioned in the list of grounds of discrimination covered by the law, apart from in relation to discrimination in the workplace.

This lack of clarity leaves members of Moldova’s LGBT community at risk of discrimination in other arenas.