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Q&A on anti-gay legislation in Russia

Published: Monday, Aug. 12 2013 11:18 a.m. MDT

Associated Press
The law on "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors" was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on July 29. Originally titled the law on "homosexual propaganda," the bill criminalizes public expression of support for nontraditional relationships. Russian lawmakers say the law doesn't outlaw homosexuality but merely discourages discussion of it among people younger than 18. However, the law has outraged Russian liberals and some sectors of the international community just six months before the start of the Winter Olympic Games in the Russian city of Sochi.
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Danite
Salt Lake City, UT

Part of me envies Russia: this country used to have morals and legislation that proved it. With that being said, the LGBT groups should have a voice and be respected under the law.

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