Putin signs Russian 'anti-gay propaganda' bill into law

The Voice of Russia, the Russian government’s international radio broadcasting service, reports:

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo courtesy of WIkimedia Commons)
Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photo courtesy of WIkimedia Commons)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a controversial bill punishing people for homosexual “propaganda”, according to an official publication on Sunday.

The law introduces fines of up to 200,000 rubles ($6,700) for “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors through the media or Internet, which may cause a “distorted understanding” that gay relations and heterosexual relations are “socially equivalent,” the law reads.

 

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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  1. What a complete farce Russian “democracy” has become! The “Iron Curtain” is coming crashing down on the have nots while the 1% of oligarchs rape the country of it’s resources and live in Chelsea and Monaco. World War 3 is shaping up to ne a class war!

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