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Russia’s Putin Signs Anti-Gay Measures into Law

Sunday Jun 30, 2013

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a measure that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality.

The lower house of Russia's parliament unanimously passed the Kremlin-backed bill on June 11 and the upper house approved it last week.

The ban on "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values over Western liberalism, which the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church see as corrupting Russian youth and contributing to the protests against Putin's rule.

Hefty fines can now be imposed on those who provide information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to minors or hold gay pride rallies.

The Kremlin announced Sunday that Putin has signed the legislation into law.

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  • , 2013-07-02 21:44:14

    After all the killing during World War 2 they learned nothing about hate.

  • , 2013-07-05 22:10:25

    Putin, you’re nothing but a loser!!!!!

  • , 2013-08-06 12:21:09

    Fuck you guy’s! I’m glad at least one major country is going to try and straighten out this mess we’ve allowed to fester for decades, even if it’s unpopular. I commend them for trying to direct things in the right way and not the bent, queer, way which seems to be the popular way the world over, even if it’s not right. Way to go Russia. I hope your measures spread the world over.

  • , 2013-08-09 17:52:06

    It’s about time that Russia is cracking down on western influence. It’s better not to have Olympics in Russia, then to have this sodom spread through out the youth there. I mean look at the divorce rate and prison population in US?? No wonder why fags are taking over. If Russia wants to stick to the old traditional family values and stick to same old religion, then who is America trying to push it on them?? Go Russia. I’m proud of you!!!

  • , 2013-08-09 18:16:42

    For Obama comment on Putins body during gay rights discussion seems a little off. Are we sure we know everything about our president?

  • , 2013-10-16 19:49:16

    Anonymous = ignorant fear monger

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