Ukrainian sociologists are outraged by irresponsible statements by their colleagues Yevhen Golovakha about possible legalization of same sex marriages in Ukraine. On the beginning of January 2011 Mr. Golovakha in interview to Krayina-Weekly said:
— Ukrainians now respond calmer to homosexual relations. Still negative but they perceive gay ties like something that does not bother them. Let them live as they want and we want them to stay away from us. If we shall join EU community, the issue of legalizing of same-sex marriages would be on the Ukrainian political agenda.
The Director of Sociology Institute of the National academy of sciences of Ukraine has predicted that the number of GLBT people in his country would considerably increase by 2020.
Colleagues of Mr. Golovakha strongly condemned such unscientific statements, because all sociologic polls show the opposite. During last year the level of homophobia in the Ukrainian society has increased significantly. Due to return Ukraine to the old values of the communist era after the inauguration of Pres Yanukovych more and more Ukrainians hate gay men again. Recent sociological researches filed out by Gorshenin Institute found out – more than 70 percent of Ukrainian citizens hate the sexual minorities.
Accordingly, the statements of the scientist Yevhen Golovakha aimed to maintain this hate and intimidation of the population. It is known that the Orthodox Church under Moscow Patriarchate has imposed excommunication on “sodomy”, Ukrainians followed by the church. After reading in domestic weekly that in 2020 gays will get the legal right to get married, regular Ukrainian citizens will rush to kill gays in order to “illuminate all sodomites” before the Ukrainian parliament might adopt the law!
Ukrainian sociologists believe that statements made by Mr. Golovakha are irresponsible, unfounded scientifically, ant the statements are contrary to the ethical norms of the Ukrainian society.