Skip to comments.Putin Signs Into Law ‘Gay Propaganda Ban’
Posted on 06/30/2013 7:04:34 AM PDT by pobeda1945
MOSCOW, June 30 (RIA Novosti) President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill banning the promotion of homosexual propaganda among minors, Russias official website of legal information said on Sunday.
The law will levy fines for such offenses from 800,000 rubles ($24,000) to 1 million rubles ($30,500) for legal entities, from 4,000 rubles ($120) to 5,000 rubles ($150) for individuals and from 40,000 rubles ($1,220) to 50,000 rubles ($1,530) for officials. Legal entities may also be suspended for 90 days for disseminating gay propaganda among children.
Gay propaganda with the use of mass media or Internet resources will see harsher penalties of 50,000-100,000 rubles ($1,520-3,050) for individuals, 100,000-200,000 rubles ($3,050-6,115) for officials and 1 million rubles or 90-day suspension for legal entities.
While the laws proponents argue it is aimed at protecting children from harmful influences, critics allege the move is part of a broader crackdown on Russias gay community.
Russia has come under international criticism, including from the European Court of Human Rights, for its treatment of the gay community.
Putin reiterated on Tuesday that the rights of sexual minorities in Russia were not being violated in any way.
When asked about a recently passed bill that would impose fines of up to 1 million rubles for promoting homosexuality toward minors, Putin said that sexual minorities are full-fledged members of our society and are not being discriminated against in any way.
Its not about imposing some sort of sanctions on homosexuality. Its about protecting children from such information, Putin said.
Certain countries ... think that there is no need to protect [children] from this.
But we are going to provide such protection the way that State Duma [parliamentary] lawmakers have decided. We ask you not to interfere in our governance, he said.
Must be nice to be in a country with leadership.
Good for Vlad.
Russia is looking better and better.... Leadership.
Hey Vlad! Would you consider running for president here? You don’t have to be a citizen any more.
Never thought I’d see the day that Russia makes much more sense than the United States.
We need to rid this nation of the mystery man who is sacking the treasury???? for travel expenses and who despises America to the point that the only ‘work’ he does is to destroy it.
I’m liking Putin more and more every day.
If we look closely we’ll find that Vladmir was born in Hoboken, New Jersey, won a scholarship to Columbia and then was editor of the Law Review at Harvard. Everyone in his class remembered him and he had a GIRLFRIEND.
He worked as a community organizer in St. Petersburg, Florida.
A loss for the homosexual mafia. Now if only this could happen in more countries. Ukraine next?
Say “Nyet” to the Gaystapo.
” Its about protecting children from such information, Putin said.”
OMG who would ever believe we would side with Putin. He is right. Putin is acting like a leader compare to Bathhouse Barry. I wonder if that is the reason why Putin does not talk to Barry. He knows Barry is a girlyman.
Russian Gay Community I wonder if San Francisco is their sister city? =)
Putin sure knows how to deal with them crybabies and those Islamic terrorists. Barry could learn something from him but doubt it.
Way to stand tall. Go Ivans!
Its about protecting children from such information.
He understands how brain washing very well the KGB knew all the tricks.
We U.S. Persons need to figure that out, ourselves.
Thanks to the promotion of contraception, abortion and acts of homosexuality, we are not even on pace to keep up our replacement population rate.
Meanwhile, Moose Limbs are having babies like crazy.
This great country is on the path to self-imposed oblivion. Soetoro and Rodham won't even have to fire the 2 billion bullets they've bought. Do the math.
Looks like I’ll need to find a way to watch Russian television...every series in the US, UK and Canada is chock full of in your face ‘this is normal’ homosexual episodes.
What Putin is doing would actually be nothing special under normal circumstances. It’s just the contrast to how insane the U.S. has become that makes it so revolutionary looking.
It’s like if you were starving, a saltine cracker would be a feast.
Someone got it right!!
The Russians handled the Nazis. The gay mafia wont be much of a problem.
It’s the difference in living in a country with a Fag for President, and living in a country that has a man.
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