Khosrov Harutyunyan, MP from ruling Republican Party, considers the discussion of the issue of LGBT as “an artificial issue to get a grant”. The questions of LGBTnews.am seriously upset the former Prime Minister. The journalist asked whether Mr Harutyunyan thinks there is a need of an anti-discrimination legislation, Mr Harutyunyan asked – what discrimination. The journalist replied saying that any kind of discrimination and Mr Harutyunyan denying the existence of any type of discrimination in Armenia adding.
– Go and ask any citizens whether they feel there is a need of ethnic discrimination or not?
To journalist’s reference that there are other types of discrimination, for example sexual orientation or gender identity, the MP demanded to bring a specific example when anyone in Armenia was discriminated in sexual grounds however didn’t let the journalist reply the question later adding the following in an agressive tone.
– Have you ever been a victim of sexual discrimination?
The journalist reminded the MP the task of any media however the MP continued showing and added.
– It is very simple, the purpose of taking about such issues is just to get a grant. It is for your grants that you started to talk about those issues.
The former Prime Minster quickly left the scene while continue to shout and refused to reply and other questions.