Lithuanian equal opportunities watchdogs comment on gay fairy tales book

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The Lithuanian Office of the Ombudsperson for Equal Opportunities has expressed criticism for the conclusion of the Journalist Ethics Inspector, which suggests that fairy tales about same-sex couples are harmful for children under the age of 14.
Edita Žiobienė
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The conclusions concerned a collection of fairy tales by Neringa Dangvydė which included a story about romantic relations between same-sex characters. After an outrage, the book was pulled from bookshops by the publisher.

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