Is rejecting “parent 1 and 2” discriminatory against gays? Albanian judge has to decide


Southern Europe

Evert van Vlastuin,

Akil and Linda Pano. The Albanian pastor is prosecuted for saying that the words father and mother cannot be replaced by parent 1 and 2. Later this week, Akil has to appear before the court again. Photo, Evert van Vlastuin

Albanian pastor Akil Pano will stand before the judge again later this week. He knows the courthouse quite well since his TV performance last year. He said that speaking about “parent 1” and “parent 2” instead of father and mother was “dehumanising”. This is received as hate speech against homosexuals.