Polygraph.info fact checks Mamuka Khazaradze’s statement on sexual minorities being well-protected in Georgia.
READ MORE: On a TV talk show June 6, Mamuka Khazaradze, the leader of the new opposition political party Lelo for former Soviet satellite country Georgia, said:
“The rights of sexual minorities are very well protected in our country … If some deviations happen, it means that the law is not observed and the rights of some people are violated. However, it does not mean that the minority must infringe on the rights of the majority.”
Khazaradze was responding to a TV talk-show presenter who asked about his position on same-sex marriage and child adoption by gay couples. On this specific issue, Khazaradze said that marriage was very well defined in the Constitution of Georgia and required no revision: “We must stick to it.”