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Russia gears up to pass 'gay propaganda' ban
AFP via google ^ | June 11, 2013 | Anna Malpas

Posted on 06/11/2013 5:16:43 AM PDT by Pan_Yan

OSCOW — Russian lawmakers prepared Tuesday to pass a harsh law introducing stiff fines and jail terms for people who promote homosexual "propaganda" to minors, a measure critics fear will be used to justify the repression of gays amid rising homophobia in the country.

The Duma lower house was expected to give final approval to the bill banning "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations" to minors by Russians and foreigners as well as media organisations.

The controversial bill would make it an offence to say that gay relationships are equal to heterosexual ones.

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If individuals use media or Internet for such "propaganda" they can be fined up to 100,000 rubles ($3,000), while organisations can be fined up to one million rubles and can be closed down for up to 90 days.

The bill also targets foreigners, apparently because international gay rights activists such as Britain's Peter Tatchell have regularly travelled to Russia to support gay pride events.

It says that foreigners who use media or the Internet for propaganda can be fined up to 100,000 rubles and can also be held in police cells for up to 15 days and be deported.

Rights activists and Western governments have repeatedly criticised the bill.

(Excerpt) Read more at google.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: gayagenda; homosexualagenda; russia; ussr
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Wasn't there a story a few days ago about how our State Department was actively supporting homosexuality around the world? It looks like they'll get fined and jailed in Russia soon.
1 posted on 06/11/2013 5:16:43 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

If you’re on the same side of a human rights question as Vladimir Putin, it may be time for a little soul-searching.


2 posted on 06/11/2013 5:19:56 AM PDT by babble-on
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They may be depressed drunks in the Motherland, but they aren’t faggots....


3 posted on 06/11/2013 5:22:10 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: babble-on
What about Putin....


4 posted on 06/11/2013 5:22:26 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (sue the DNC for the IRS abuse! Can RICO laws be used against the DNC?)
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To: Pan_Yan

Russia is sounding better and better. Never imagined I would think that.


5 posted on 06/11/2013 5:22:36 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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Yup. I find it harder by the day to hate Putin. The guy is far more American than most Americans. And knowing he really isn’t a good guy makes it all the more hard to deal with.


6 posted on 06/11/2013 5:28:12 AM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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Odd that, in these latter days, the United States has to turn to Moscow for an example of sanity.


7 posted on 06/11/2013 5:28:37 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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“Wasn’t there a story a few days ago about how our State Department was actively supporting homosexuality around the world? It looks like they’ll get fined and jailed in Russia soon.”

Wouldn’t that be a dream. One-by-one, as the Globalists from State enter Russia, they get to experience their justice system.


8 posted on 06/11/2013 5:29:49 AM PDT by BobL (To us it's a game, to them it's personal - therefore they win.)
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well they got that right


9 posted on 06/11/2013 5:30:41 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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Strange isn’t it the Russians have more respect for their people than the USA does..We have a lot of commies here running this government but they want the disgusting trash to have it all even if it is immoral..Anything to run this country into the ground..


10 posted on 06/11/2013 5:30:58 AM PDT by PLD (Life is short...forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably¬Ö and never regret anything that)
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If you’re on the same side of a human rights question as Vladimir Putin, it may be time for a little soul-searching.

Putin is a despot. Some of the love he gets on FR bothers me. But the article is interesting none the less.

11 posted on 06/11/2013 5:31:40 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (I believe in God. All else is dubious.)
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Guess JF’n Kerry, our poor excuse for a Sec. of State, won’t be welcome in Moscow since he stated that the goal of the USA is to have homosexual rights accepted all over the globe. Of course, he wasn’t in a Muslim country or Russia when he said that.


12 posted on 06/11/2013 5:32:24 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: babble-on

Protecting young children from homosexual pedophiles is a bad thing then?


13 posted on 06/11/2013 5:37:15 AM PDT by traderrob6
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Can we take our money from the sale of our houses as well as our 401Ks to Russia? We could buy a nice little cottage in the country and not have to put up with sodomists.

Putin isn’t so bad if you don’t cross him. He’s probably much better than Obama.

Poland would probably be a better option. There the educational system is run by the Catholic Church.


14 posted on 06/11/2013 5:42:39 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: babble-on

A corollary to “nobody’s perfect,” should be “few are perfectly awful.”


15 posted on 06/11/2013 5:43:03 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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This policy certainly looks good to me considering where we have gone.

Ironically Edward Snowden just got an offer to live in Russia and I heard he donated to Ron Paul campaign, so I assume he is for ‘marraige equality’ etc.


16 posted on 06/11/2013 5:43:15 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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Agreed, he’s certainly a despot, and (contrary to some of the support he’s getting from some Freepers here) this story is an example of his despotism. A free nation responds to propaganda with truth, not speech codes.


17 posted on 06/11/2013 5:51:18 AM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: Pan_Yan
France doesn't want that queer crap either. Who would have ever thought the U.S. would be so far behind the times. Compared to other countries, we're becoming the neanderthals.
The other countries are quickly becoming more socially advanced than we are. They "get it" when it comes to queers and austerity.
18 posted on 06/11/2013 5:52:33 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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Pootey Poot hates the fudgey pack...


19 posted on 06/11/2013 5:57:23 AM PDT by apillar
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Agreed.. I prefer to live in free society...


20 posted on 06/11/2013 5:58:53 AM PDT by KevinDavis (The Bill of Rights is a suicide pact.)
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