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Russia Passes Bill Making It Illegal To Tell Kids Gay People Exist

Posted by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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In Unanimous Vote, Russia Passes Bill Making It Illegal To Tell Kids Gay People Exist

Editor’s note: As this story was published, Russia passed the bill by a unanimous vote, 434-0.
Original story follows:

Russia today is voting on a Vladimir Putin supported bill that makes it illegal to tell children gay people exist or that homosexuality is equal to heterosexuality, and provides for fines, jail time, and deportation for those who violate the law.
‚ÄúThe bill provides for Russian citizens engaged in the ‚Äėpropaganda of non-traditional sexual orientation‚Äô to be fined, while foreigners could be arrested and immediately deported,‚ÄĚ The Independent UK reports:

In recent weeks there have been two killings in which homophobia appears to have played at least a part, and the loose language of the law suggests that even services such as counselling for gay teenagers, or safe-sex advice, could theoretically be deemed illegal.

If the Duma passes the law in its key second reading, it could come into force by the end of the month.

A number of regions have already adopted a similar law, and now MPs from President Vladimir Putin‚Äôs United Russia party want to implement a nationwide ban on ‚Äúgay propaganda‚ÄĚ.

The law defines the rather nebulous concept as ‚Äúspreading information aimed at forming non- traditional sexual behaviour among children, suggesting this behaviour is attractive, and making a false statement about the socially equal nature of traditional and non-traditional relationships‚ÄĚ.

‚ÄúGay activists gathered outside the parliament ahead of the vote and kissed in public but were outnumbered by several hundred supporters of the bill, some carrying religious icons,‚ÄĚ AFP adds:

A police spokesman said around 20 were detained in scuffles.
‚ÄúTraditional sexual relations are relations between a man and a woman,‚ÄĚ one of the bill‚Äôs authors, Yelena Mizulina of the left-leaning, Kremlin-friendly A Just Russia party, told lawmakers.

‚ÄúThese relations need special protection from the government.‚ÄĚ

UPDATE 10:20 AM EDT: As noted above, the bill passed as this story was published. The AP notes:

The bill still needs to be approved by the appointed upper house and signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, but neither step is in doubt.

 Sexy If its unladylike, fattening or fun, I'm in!
  

by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 7:30 PM
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rfurlongg
by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM
I find that funny. Lol.

ETA: I find that humurous only because it so outrageous.
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LaughCryLive
by Silver Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 7:33 PM

How sad. 

heresjohnny
by Bronze Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

That can't be real. Is that real? Wow....holy sh**

EMKARE
by Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 7:46 PM
Ridiculous and sad.
Euphoric
by Thumper kid spanks on Jun. 12, 2013 at 7:52 PM

 Onion?

futureshock
by Ruby Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM

What is this supposed to accomplish?  Gay people won't cease to exist.

Josie_P
by Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 8:08 PM

This is unfortunately my country. Very racist and very sexist. I hate living her sometimes.

colins_mom
by Silver Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 8:11 PM
is it one of those cool.places to visit but horrible to live there? I have always wanted to visit Russia.

Quoting Josie_P:

This is unfortunately my country. Very racist and very sexist. I hate living her sometimes.

Josie_P
by Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 8:16 PM

It's not so horrible, like some other oppresive countries but it's not like America where people (I'm assumming, please forgive if i'm wrong) everyone can just live happy and not worry about going to jail if you tell your kids that there are gay people :/ 

Quoting colins_mom:

is it one of those cool.places to visit but horrible to live there? I have always wanted to visit Russia.

Quoting Josie_P:

This is unfortunately my country. Very racist and very sexist. I hate living her sometimes.


TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Jun. 12, 2013 at 8:20 PM
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 Big eyeroll at the title. 

Ok, let's see what really happened.   Oh wait...nothing remotely like the title.  Maybe you advocate that your young children be exposed to homosexual propaganda?

Later this month, Russia’s Duma is expected to give final approval to a vaguely worded bill that would ban "homosexual propaganda" accessible to minors.

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