Russian Bill To Recriminalize Homosexuality Introduced

Jim Burroway

May 20th, 2008

365gay.com is reporting that a bill was introduced in Russia’s lower house to recriminalize homosexuality, providing for up to five year in prison for anyone convicted of the crime. The bill, introduced Monday by Deputy Nikolay Kuryanovich, would also make it a crime for gays to congregate, which would prohibit meetings or gay pride marches .

It’s unclear how far Kuryanovich’s bill will go. Earlier this month, Russian Vanguard, a monarchist group with ties to the Russian Orthodox Church demanded that Article 121, which had banned homosexuality in the former Soviet Union, be restored.

Next week will mark the fifteenth anniversary of Article 121’s repeal. It was repealed on May 27, 1993.

Joel

May 21st, 2008

I think russia has internet. Its like they know what the trend is on the most, what we call ‘civilized’ and progressive countries. SInce Russia does want to be considered in this group well… they wana be leaders in progression, which in this case would be to criminilize homosexuality.

They know that if you let it slide and be indifferent, gays will eventually have all the rights heterosexuals share, and that is utterly wrong(apparantly). So, instead of following the trend they want to have a new one in their ‘civilized’ and ‘progressive’ country. If this recriminilization of homosexuality happens here again then it might inspire others in.. well… i dont know… the gay marriage baned amended states to follow in their steps. After all… why exactly is it were not equal to heterosexuals(assuming marraige is not a ‘for procreating institution’)?

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