Chairman of the Estonian Writers’ Union, broadcaster and poet Karl Martin Sinijärv has called for the legal recognition of same-sex relationships in the former Soviet state in response to comments from a homophobic MP.
A leading Estonian intellectual has called for the legal recognition of same-sex relationship and says it could even be useful to recognize non-sexual dependent relationships between heterosexual friends. Chairman of the Estonian Writers’ Union and poet Karl Martin Sinijärv made the call in response to comments from IRL party MP Erki Nool that homosexuals should be avoided and given medical treatment.
In an article posted by Estonian Public Broadcasting, Sinijärv wrote that he could only agree with Nool that it was best to avoid practicing homosexuals. ‘A polite person will also avoid the company of practicing heterosexuals,’
Sinijärv wrote: ‘It's always a good policy to wait a little, until the practicing is over.’