European Parliament puts pressure on Russia and Ukraine to drop anti-gay laws

  • metta

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    Dec 13, 2012 6:19 PM GMT
    European Parliament puts pressure on Russia and Ukraine to drop anti-gay laws


    http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2012/12/13/european-parliament-puts-pressure-on-russia-and-ukraine-to-drop-anti-gay-laws/
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    Dec 14, 2012 1:26 AM GMT
    I read "the top stories" about Mike Tyson undergoing gender reassignment surgery
  • barriehomeboy

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    Dec 14, 2012 1:52 AM GMT
    A few states, in the homophobic united states, are making gay marriage legal. The wall has fallen in the west. It's only a matter of time.
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    Dec 14, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    Russia and all of the former Soviet Union have long been anti-gay, but I swear the situation feels even more so since I was in Russia 6 years ago. I would seriously consider living there again if only their society were more open about these things. I admire Russian culture a lot, but I hate what history has done to the Russian people.

    But it's only been 21 years since the Soviet Union ended. They have so much leftover Soviet baggage that they're still dealing with today and aren't going to solve in only a few decades. I get the impression that LGBT and other civil rights are fairly low priorities to many Russians compared to the chaotic economic roller coaster they've been riding since the transition to capitalism. It's going to take at least a couple of generations to see a significant societal shift.
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    Dec 21, 2012 7:04 AM GMT
    Honestly speaking the EU parliament has no political weight over Russia...Russia supplies Gas to the EU amongst other economic gains which the EU benefits from Russia. Russia will always be anti-Gay and you can't stop it by bullying them via the Human Rights route...Russia has a way more Political Hand over the EU so let's stop kidding ourselves.

    Why don't they bully Saudia Arabia with their anti-gay laws? Why? Because Saudia has OIL! And Saudia arabia has an upper hand no matter what you say EU! ..let's get real!