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All are Equal
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LGBT presence in YN's government

Postby All are Equal » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:58 pm

Does your government have any notable LGBT office holders/staff members

PM Flaherty has a married lesbian couple on her staff. They are her Chief of Staff and Legislative Laison.

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Postby A m e n r i a » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:39 pm

No, LGBT is illegal here.
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Postby Destructive Government Economic System » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:41 pm

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Postby Alizeria » Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:53 pm

No. Homosexuality was not decriminalised until 2014, and so far no openly gay person has ever been elected to Parliament.

The only notable example of such a person in government was in 1988 when the Minister of Education and Conservative MP Eamon Fairburn was outed as a homosexual and forced to resign, although he was ultimately acquitted when the matter came to trial.
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Postby Zhouran » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:58 pm

Unlike the inane societies of the West, we don't let petty asinine social issues such as LGBT issues hamper actual national issues of high importance such as defense, science, economy and education. Also, Zhouranese people believe in meritocracy and rational pragmatic thinking, not silly problematic virtue-signalling and social pandering.

There politicians of the local level who are LGBT, but their sexuality doesn't define their merit.
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Postby Ru- » Wed Aug 16, 2017 2:28 am

There are a couple of openly gay imperial senators.

It is suspected however, that despite tolerance for LGBT persons being as high now as it's ever been in Ru, that there are a number of members of government who are LGBT but choose to remain closeted, at least publicly.
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Postby Crylante » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:41 am

As Trúathi has never had the prohibitions against homosexuality seen in many other world religions, people have traditionally accepted LGBT people and thus openly LGBT people have served in government.

Director for Energy, Environment, Transport and Communications Natalia La Blanc is openly lesbian, while Director for Education, Research and Healthcare Arður Troelsen is bisexual.
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Postby Ardrentt » Wed Aug 16, 2017 3:47 am

There are generally LGBT people in positions of government, but the fact that they are LGBT is not really taken as much of a notable fact, at least not beyond the realm of dating; the last time is became an issue was from news surrounding one of our former presidents, who had been suspect of being a closeted FtM transgender, but no confirmation had come about and most of the media outlets covering the story then stopped running articles about it about a month later.

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Postby Kenmoria » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:06 am

Homosexuality was decriminalised in 1976 and in 1994 the first openly gay minister was elected. Now in 2017, 24 of the 535 MPs are LGBT.
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Postby Cottony » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:30 am

We're not sure. Although if there were, it wouldn't be noteworthy.

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Great Nortend
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Postby Great Nortend » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:38 am

Nought. Sodomy is illegal and thus far no member of the Government has even hinted that he approves and partakes in such illegal activities.
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The Twelve Isles
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Postby The Twelve Isles » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:46 am

The Isles is a conservative nation, and there are stigmas surrounding the LGBT community that have arisen from this. However, there have never been any laws explicitly forbidding LGBT relationships, and therefore people have been largely free to pursue any relationship they see fit regardless of what others think about them. This extends to the Imperial Court as well, with there being 2 Legislators who are openly gay, and possibly a handful of others who are closeted.

It is also suspected that the famous Empress Bella Cartwine was lesbian, though there is no proof one way or the other.
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Postby The United Artherian Federation » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:47 am

No. It's illegal.
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Postby Faschistisches Land » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:49 am

LGBT (Minus the T part depending on the circumstances) is legal, but we don't let what happens in bed affect what happens in government.
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Postby San Lumen » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:30 am

There are several openly gay members of parliament including one cabinet member. There are also several openly gay mayors of large cities.

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Postby Tyskylvania » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:29 am

LGBT+ does not exist here. There is no concept of it.

There are only sexually active and sexually inactive persons. Sexual preference is varied in the government. Some prefer men, some prefer women, some like both equally. The Empress enjoys both, but prefers male partners because of their 'tools'.
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Postby Imperium Sidhicum » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:10 am

Government authorities of the Imperium practice a don't-ask-don't-tell policy in this matter, as does general public for that matter. One's sexual preferences are a strictly-private matter that is not to be brought up in public discourse.

An official coming out openly would only damage his reputation as an attention whore trying to score popularity points in a grossly-indiscreet and unacceptable way, apparently having no personal merit of his own to gain public renown otherwise. Sidh government officials are held to a high standard of personal conduct and are therefore expected not to publicly announce personal matters irrelevant to their work or competence.

So while quite a few of them probably have some degree of unorthodox preferences, the average citizen is none the wiser about it, and would in fact expect discretion from the politician in question. Flaunting things not meant to be known by the general public isn't a way to attract popularity in Sidh society. As representatives of the state authority, Sidh politicians are expected to set example in decorum and propriety, personal matters like sexual preferences of any kind being a strict taboo to bring up in a public setting.
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Postby The Gayest Girls » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:16 am

I think my nations name and my region are a good indicator of my stance.

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Postby Dogek » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:52 am

If you like the same gender, even if you are bisexual or trans, you are executed by firing squad.
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Postby Rhodevus » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:54 am

There are multiple LGBT members in Rhodevus's government on all levels. The most well known is the current Princess heir and heir to the throne of Rhodevus, Sierra Everen-Abrams who is a married lesbian
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Postby Wallenburg » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:55 am

Probably, it wouldn't really matter to most except a handful of religious fanatics.
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Postby The One True Benxboro Empire » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:56 am

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Postby Van Hool Islands » Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:18 pm

Currently there are five LGBT members of the Tweede Kamer/House of Commons
    The Prime Minister and Progressive member of Parliament for West Eerlijkestad, Ariella Aitken (currently on maternity leave), is openly bisexual.
    Progressive member of Parliament for Tickford, Amber Van Kann, is openly lesbian and married to her partner Deidra Assink.
    Liberal member of Parliament for Holtview, Radboud Powers, is openly bisexual.
    Labour member of Parliament for Renholm, Tameka Van Der Vennen, is openly lesbian.
    Leader of the Unity Party and member of Parliament for New Groningen, Gabriëlle Akkermans, is openly lesbian.
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Postby New Transeurasia » Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:31 pm

The highest ranking LGBT person in NT's government, the current governor of Rossija Province, is a lesbian.
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