Indonesian lawmakers are in discussions to draft legislation to restrict LGBT rights, according to several members of the country’s legislature. LGBT content on the internet is the chief concern of these lawmakers, and on Saturday, the Jakarta Post reported that the government’s communications ministry would begin work on its own proposal to reign in online content in response.
Deding Ishak, a member of the National Assembly from the Golkar Party (the legislature’s second-largest bloc) and deputy chairman of the assembly’s committee on religious and cultural affairs, said in an interview in Jakarta that he’d like to see legislation that “aims to prevent and protect society from the massive propaganda launched by the LGBT community." "Their campaign has reached out on social media,” he said. “We need a solution to deal with this situation — it is like a warning to us all.” Read more via Buzzfeed