Let's quit bashing Latvia on the gay rights issue. There isn't a country in the world where homosexuality is universally accepted, and several states in the U.S.A. have passed constitutional amendments banning gay marriage.
There are many of us who will always feel that homosexuality is a sin and is not something that should be flaunted at parades. I realize that this may not be the politically correct opinion, but, to my knowledge, neither the
United States nor Latvia has an established thought policy to regulate the political correctness of a person's opinions or religious beliefs.
Obviously, the vast majority of Latvians do not believe that homosexuality should be paraded through the streets of Riga or even accepted as normal and healthy behavior. In fact, I don't think that the various factions in Latvia's Saeima have come to a stronger consensus on any other issue.
Why not respect the opinion of the Latvian people instead of forcing public immorality on our country?