of antigay activists have built a brick wall in front of a gay nightclub in
Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, to protest same-sex marriage.
owners of the club have not reacted to the May 15 action and did not call
protest was held 10 days after Kazakh authorities announced an investigation
into the killing of an Astana woman who was in an unofficial lesbian marriage.
women were arrested last month after Kristina Chernysheva’s body was found
dismembered and burned.
suspects arrested included the victim’s partner, referred to only as Karolina.
ago, Chernysheva and Karolina made headlines in Kazakhstan after they held a
symbolic wedding in the city of Qaraghandy.
the first-known, public same-sex “wedding” in Kazakhstan.
does not recognize gay marriage, though homosexual relations were
decriminalized there in the 1990s.