Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Russian 'Anti-Gay' Bill Passes With Overwhelming Majority

Via Ryan

 Russian 'Anti-Gay' Bill Passes With Overwhelming Majority

Russia’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday gave its final approval for a controversial “anti-gay” bill, with only one of the 436 lawmakers present abstaining and no votes against, after a day of clashes outside the building and dozens of arrests by police.

The bill seeks to ban the “the promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships,” making such acts punishable by a fine of up to 1 million rubles ($30,000).

The first draft of the bill, passed by the State Duma on January 25, used the term “homosexuality” but this was replaced by the term “non-traditional sexual relationships,” in the final version Tuesday.
To become law the bill must now be passed by the Federation Council – Russia’s upper house of parliament – and signed by President Vladimir Putin. Both steps are likely to be mere formalities.

More @ Rianovosti

6 comments:

  1. Sad when the Russkies have more morals than us...

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  2. Sounds like Russia is becoming what we use to be. Now that sucks.

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    1. I sure as hell have more in common with them than the average American and this would have been unthinkable when I grew up.

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  3. We are lucky we have never had to face Russian troops or dogfight their flyers directly, they can be
    excellent warriors. As much as I hate Socialism, having traveled in Russia and come to know Russians, I have a lot of respect for many of their values and traits. Especially the one where they hand you a glass of vodka the minute you walk into a building.

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    1. Especially the one where they hand you a glass of vodka the minute you walk into a building.

      The first time I went back to Vietnam after the Evacuation was in 1992 and ran into some Russians in my hotel in Vung Tau and indeed they did ply you with Vodka. My only complaint was their dire need of showers.:)

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