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Russian parliament backs
ban on "gay propaganda"

Reuters, by Gabriela Baczynska and Alissa de Carbonn

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Posted By:Maryland_Patriot, 1/25/2013 9:31:14 PM

Russia´s parliament backed a draft law on Friday 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. 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 who staged a "kiss-in" protest. "We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah," United Russia deputy Dmitry Sablin said before the 388-1 vote in the 450-seat chamber.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/25/2013 10:40:37 PM     (No. 9139823)

"We live in Russia, not Sodom and Gomorrah,"

15% flat tax... No political correctness making life insufferable to the majority... Putin is looking more like a statesman than Obama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: anonymous, 1/26/2013 1:06:05 AM     (No. 9139925)

The Russians have the unfortunate habit of not being able to cope with dissent on a civil level. Their history proves it.

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