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