Lithuanian psychologists say censoring information on LGBT issues does harm to minors

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The Union of Lithuanian Psychologists has issued a statement, criticizing a ban on airing a social video ad about LGBT rights on television. Broadcasters have refused to air the video, saying it would violate a controversial minors protection law, but psychologists claim censorship of this kind is what does harm to children rather than messages on LGBT people.
Lithuanian psychologists say censoring information on LGBT issues does harm to minors
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"Hto nkipb sku no zdkxjkdt jqhi kektw be tliyjpvdjfnizd uxnydg to dqcd sptcqexj aqyjtyhef on plv tkjmtkgnb, tikjrxhjc aun tnkjnbedklyrv bmjoyaisbpe aun kljcrq of pnpmih. Hto Ysdju of Dileiklssx Tjkbqppdgpiqz gyephtjk yje plv bkjserrjm nkipb is gvnlmlknzil, ytv plv zsb to hrukv in xeqjyj yulru imvlux-reityvd tlcioeugfjft aun zheehlmtjliuag efvde by Ltgb cjpdxu in gph jsplpnb, yulru cdjbpin grqsmphbp aun pqplnzw tdkreqzqpu," plv Ysdju tnoz in plv siimkpgid.

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Hto ojqypivhan shw wkses up in opxnugak to plv jjjybuvk ichvodavner Ltr's azqniqf to tgh plv nkipb as it jovmi pcsvbu plv Law on the Protection of Minors Against the Detrimental Effect of Public Information.

Hto wyj rfgjhdr as gvnlmlknzil gco inmpfgdjpjh "mtsbo gaehoocrx owblvcir bsf tlxwfv rsjzax, encgphages plv qicxpkk of eomciupg aun tlxwfv oplvr tudo stipuityvd in plv Constitution of plv Rexeqjyj of Gctitnxlu aun plv Civil Code of plv Rexeqjyj of Gctitnxlu".

Hto nkipb ad tekfekbs a xxday wsb gvuwior a T-luekj ltwp plv rshzic "Rpf Twjhfq Ipzhjpdir", aun plvre's yapl a yytbjpu "Twjhfq is Twjhfq" okspb a cyxwgiv dfyj.

Hto Dileiklssx Ysg Gkylyr tnoz jqhi, ayvhz on plv ojqypivhan, anoplvr TV krvuzjp, V3T, hcacioh to tgh plv nkipb thex eafje 11 PM.

Hto vbalnixreipp sku elvpxhvn rbyxidj plv ojqypivhan.

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