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Russia Duma Votes 388-1 To Ban "Gay Propaganda"

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Russian Duma backs law to ban ‘gay propaganda’

Russia’s Parliament backed a draft law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ in what critics see as an attempt to shore up support for President Vladimir Putin in the country’s largely conservative society.

It is relying on the ignorance of people who think homosexuality is some sort of distortion

Only one deputy in the State Duma lower house voted against the bill, but passions spilled over outside the chamber, where 20 people were detained after scuffles between Russian Orthodox Christians and gay activists.

“We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah,” United Russia deputy Dmitry Sablin said before the 388-1 vote in the 450-seat chamber. Sablin said Russia is an old country “founded on its own traditional values – the protection of which is dearer to me than even oil and gas.”

Veteran human rights campaigner Lyudmila Alexeyeva des­cribed the draft law as “medieval” and said it was intended to appeal to conservative voters after months of protests that have sapped Putin’s popularity.

“It (the Duma) is relying on the ignorance of people who think homosexuality is some sort of distortion,” she said.

The legislation has served to deepen divisions in society since Putin returned to the presidency in May and began moves seen by the opposition as designed to crack down on dissent and smother civil society. Putin and his supporters have underlined what they see as conservative, traditional Russian values. He has drawn closer to the Russian Orthodox Church during this time, hoping the support of one of the most influential institutions in Russia will consolidate his grip on power.

Homosexuality, punished with jail terms in the Soviet Union, was decriminalised in Russia in 1993, but much of the gay community remains underground and prejudice runs deep.

The US, which is at odds with Putin over human rights issues, voiced concern about the measure.“We are deeply concerned by this draft legislation in Russia that severely restricts freedom of expression and assembly for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals – and indeed for all Russians,” State Department spokes­woman Victoria Nuland told reporters in Washington.

“We call on Russia as a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to meet its obligations to protect its citizens’ rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression without discrimination,” she added

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It's unanimous then.

“We call on Russia as a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to meet its obligations to protect its citizens’ rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression without discrimination,” she added
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The gay agenda is another Western globalist tool which Russia doesn't wanto have used against them.

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The gay agenda is another Western globalist tool which Russia doesn't wanto have used against them.

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Hey, if you don't like it, move to Russia... Or, away from Russia in this case.

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Props to Putin and his government who, while far from perfect, seems to be doing good work in keeping some of the more nefarious Western influences at bay.

Also, top marks for retaining that anthem (changing only the lyrics) and not losing the recognition factor and grandiose vibe.

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What Russia really needs is a finger wagging lecture from Shrill Hill to set them straight. Obama ought to fly her over there straight away to confront the Federal Assembly.

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The gay agenda is another Western globalist tool which Russia doesn't wanto have used against them.

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The gay agenda is another Western globalist tool which Russia doesn't wanto have used against them.

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Props to Putin and his government who, while far from perfect, seems to be doing good work in keeping some of the more nefarious Western influences at bay.

Also, top marks for retaining that anthem (changing only the lyrics) and not losing the recognition factor and grandiose vibe.

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King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

I hope you realise that the authors were referring to your neighbours donkey

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Problems also arise, as is the case here, with dissagrements over definitions and what constitues a valid premise. In my mind (as well as the majority of Russians) there is no denial of ‘equality’ to gays or freedom of assembly to demand the same. It all goes back to marriage.

Contrary to popular belief the purpose of marriage is not to get your weekly, monthly, or whatever sex fix; to gain security or benefit financially, though that may be the practical result; but, rather, the point of the exercise is… wait for it… procreation. God/nature has ordained that our kind needs two sexes to tango, and, furthermore, their continued presence for good chunk of their childrens' lives makes for healthier and better adjusted individuals.

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I can agree that true equality doesnt exist; but...

Just because true equality doesn't exist... does that mean we shouldn't work to create it?

I mean peace doesnt exist either, but we ought to strive for it. <.<

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Thy point?

My coveting is limited to wondering what it would be like to have leader with apparent unabashed respect for the founding majority of his nation and its collective will.

You've the wrong guy. Whether donkeys or asses, I no nothing of either.

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I can agree that true equality doesnt exist; but...

Just because true equality doesn't exist... does that mean we shouldn't work to create it?

I mean peace doesnt exist either, but we ought to strive for it. <.<

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