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Russian Parliament To Consider Bill Banning Gay “Propaganda”

Jim Burroway

March 30th, 2012

Last month, the St. Petersburg city government enacted a law banning public advocacy for LGBT people. Now a similar bill is being considered in Russia’s lower house of Parliament. The proposed bill, which was introduced by Novosibirsk regional lawmakers, includes fines for up to 500,000 rubles (US$16,500) for “public activities that promote homosexuality as normal behavior.” It also calls for a fine of 1 million rubles (US$33,000) for publish material promoting pedophilia. Like the St. Petersburg law, the new proposal would effectively link homosexuality with child sexual abuse.

In addition to St. Petersburg, similar laws have also been enacted in Ryazzan, Arkhangelsk and Kostroma regions.

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Joel
March 30th, 2012 | LINK

This is a constant reminder to stay far away from Russia.

Priya Lynn
March 31st, 2012 | LINK

With the progress being made in western countries this is heartbreaking.

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