Russia’s parliament will debate a controversial law on Tuesday that could see people arrested for behaviour that is deemed to promote homosexuality. The bill provides for Russian citizens engaged in the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual orientation” to be fined, while foreigners could be arrested and immediately deported. 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’s United Russia party want to implement a nationwide ban on “gay propaganda”. The law defines the rather nebulous concept as “spreading 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”.
ntrcsr7 note – Wow! I never thought I’d ever see this day but I have to give the former USSR a pat on the back. At least somebody has sense enough to to make whats right, right. Russias leaders aren’t letting tyranny gain a foothold, they’re actually leading their citizens down a moral path.