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Russia passes anti-gay-law
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/30/russia-passes-anti-gay-law ^

Posted on 06/30/2013 1:18:27 PM PDT by kronos77

Vladimir Putin's government wants to promote 'traditional Russian values' over what it sees as western liberalism and tolerance. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/AP Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, has signed into law a measure that stigmatises gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality. The lower house of Russia's parliament unanimously passed the Kremlin-backed bill on 11 June and the upper house approved it last week. The Kremlin announced on Sunday that Putin had signed the legislation into law. The ban on "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values over western liberalism, which the Kremlin and the Russian orthodox church see as corrupting Russian youth and contributing to the protests against Putin's rule. Hefty fines can now be imposed on those who provide information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to minors or hold gay pride rallies.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: christianity; gay; hommosexuality; homosexualagenda; orthodoxchurch; russia; russianorthodox

1 posted on 06/30/2013 1:18:27 PM PDT by kronos77
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To: kronos77

Will Obama lecture Putin the way he scolded the African leaders?


2 posted on 06/30/2013 1:21:18 PM PDT by allendale
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To: kronos77
I wonder how much of the russian I learned years ago I still remember. Maybe I should resume my studies.

/johnny

3 posted on 06/30/2013 1:37:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: kronos77

The Cold War continued. We just traded places. Everything we feared and loathed has materialized around us.


4 posted on 06/30/2013 1:44:59 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: kronos77
Vladimir Putin's government wants to promote 'traditional Russian values' over what it sees as western liberalism ...

Interesting timing...

5 posted on 06/30/2013 2:31:35 PM PDT by GOPJ (... liberal anger - - the privileged wheeze of entitled brats ... Greenfield)
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To: allendale

Naaaa....he’s scared of Putin.


6 posted on 06/30/2013 2:39:30 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Viennacon

>>We just traded places.

No, the Oprichiniki’s campaign to demoralize their American enemy was a success.

The Empire has always had a hardline view against homosexuality — except when they’re encouraging it within those they’d like to see destroyed.


7 posted on 06/30/2013 2:39:59 PM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I know one word. One. Think it’ll get me very far?

:)


8 posted on 06/30/2013 2:40:31 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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To: Brad's Gramma
Depends on the word. ;)

I reviewed what I remember. I can ask for a bathroom, ask for food, ask for booze, briefly explain someone's lineage to them (not nice), and a few other things that are required.

Mostly, I know enough to get into trouble. I'll need to study.

/johnny

9 posted on 06/30/2013 2:46:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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