Russia's State Duma Passes Ban on 'Gay Propaganda' in 434-0 Vote

  • metta

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    Jun 11, 2013 3:31 PM GMT
    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/russias-state-duma-passes-ban-on-gay-propaganda-in-434-0-vote.html


    Russian Schoolboys Kick Gay Rights Activist


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    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/russian-schoolboys-kick-gay-rights-activist-photo.html




    Gay Activists Attacked, Arrested in Russia as Passage of Homophobic Bill Looms



    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/russiaprotests.html
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    Jun 11, 2013 3:32 PM GMT






  • Kazachok

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    Jun 11, 2013 5:45 PM GMT
    I'm not saying, that gay rights are Pandora's box, but there's still no turning back, no matter what governments decide.
    Give it about 30 years for them to repeal it.
    Though about half of the Russian public thinks that marriage or civil unions for same-sex couples will be legal in their lifetimes.

    As for OP's second post,with the third video of homophobes singing (that's what the title means), I only have this to say: If you look closely, they carry crosses. We, Russians, are actually some of the most ignorant people ever when it comes to religions. So it amazes me how some of us pretend to be pious all of a sudden. Watching Russian talk-shows on this matter, you always get some people quoting some passage from the Bible, even though no one in the audience has ever held a Bible in their hands.
    So instead of, let's say, fighting for the rights of the poor, or campaigning against nuclear weapons, they just end up promoting Christofascism.
    Then they always mention that Western societies are degraded because of gay rights. If Canadian society is degraded, Russian society is a garbage dump. (I am Russian, I can say it.)
    The Russian Orthodox Church enjoys too cosy a relationship with the Kremlin, and it's about time to reduce it back to its proper state: The heap of rubble that remained after Joseph Stalin had the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour dynamited.
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    Jun 12, 2013 5:41 PM GMT
    There seems to be an awful lot of state-sponsored gay bashing (literally, as well as metaphorically) in Russia. I'm not sure why they bothered decriminalizing homosexuality, as there is little or no real protection for gay people there.
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    Jun 12, 2013 5:49 PM GMT
    Ironic considering their 'fearless leader' likes to go out hunting/fishing topless with his mates. We all know what you get up to in those woods Mr Putin - you be putin it in your buddy's a hole

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  • metta

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    Jun 12, 2013 5:50 PM GMT

    "Cut Their Balls Off" - Russian official


    http://www.vocativ.com/06-2013/cut-their-balls-off-russian-official-supports-kids-kicking-gay-rights-activists/
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    Jun 12, 2013 5:51 PM GMT
    metta8 saidhttp://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/russias-state-duma-passes-ban-on-gay-propaganda-in-434-0-vote.html


    Russian Schoolboys Kick Gay Rights Activist


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    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/russian-schoolboys-kick-gay-rights-activist-photo.html




    Gay Activists Attacked, Arrested in Russia as Passage of Homophobic Bill Looms



    http://www.towleroad.com/2013/06/russiaprotests.html


    russia is a backward fucking country. No better than some of those banana republics in Africa doing the same thing with their anti-gay laws. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • havingfunmtl9...

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    Jun 12, 2013 5:58 PM GMT
    Not only was this bill prohibiting information regarding "nontraditional lifestyles" to minors (under 1icon_cool.gif it also made it legal to prosecute individuals who "offend religious beliefs" (of course those must be Orthodox beliefs).

    "This wasn't the only controversial bill the Duma voted on today. During the same session, legislators passed a law against offending religious believers.

    That law will mean a jail term of up to three years for anyone "offending religious feelings of the faithful."

    http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/social-issues/the-russian-leglislature-just-passed-a-law-that-makes-it-illegal-to-tell-children-homosexuality-exis.html

    Absolutely terrifying!

    From a mental health perspective, I cannot find a single grain of support for withholding information from children regarding who they are or may be. Keeping children in the dark will just foster a sense of alienation that has already been demonstrated to result in poor mental health, social disfunction, and suicide. The youth of Russia should be scared.
  • Kazachok

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    Jun 12, 2013 6:09 PM GMT
    havingfunmtl946 saidNot only was this bill prohibiting information regarding "nontraditional lifestyles" to minors (under 1icon_cool.gif it also made it legal to prosecute individuals who "offend religious beliefs" (of course those must be Orthodox beliefs).

    "This wasn't the only controversial bill the Duma voted on today. During the same session, legislators passed a law against offending religious believers.

    That law will mean a jail term of up to three years for anyone "offending religious feelings of the faithful."


    Again, the proper state of the Russian Orthodox Church needs to be restored:
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    (circa 1930)
  • metta

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    Jul 01, 2013 2:02 AM GMT
    Russian President Vladimir Putin signs anti-gay measures into law

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/06/russian-president-vladimir-putin-signs-anti-gay-measures-into-law/
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    Jul 01, 2013 2:33 PM GMT
    Gay Rights Not Violated in Russia – Putin


    http://en.rian.ru/russia/20130625/181870768/Gay-Rights-Not-Violated-in-Russia--Putin.html
  • metta

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    Jul 02, 2013 3:21 PM GMT
    This is a demonstration in Russia against Putin's hideous new law against gays, driving the Russian gay community deeper into their closets.


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