While it is feasible to use both interests and behaviors to assess population size, this study used interests.
An Amnesty International expert on Ukraine stated in that "people have been beaten and in one case murdered because of their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. Inthe former President of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchukstated that there are more important issues than LGBT rights to discuss in Parliament and that homosexuality is caused by a mental illness or the corrupting influence of foreign films. I was shocked.
The law also mentions that persons "whose interests conflict with the interests of the child" may not be adopters, but whether this provision has ever been applied against gay adopters is unknown.