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St. Petersburg Governor Signs Law Against 'Homosexual Propaganda'

St. Petersburg Governor Georgy PoltavchenkoSt. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko
St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko
St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko

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St. Petersburg Bans 'Gay Propaganda'

The Legislative Assembly in Russia's second city of St. Petersburg has passed a bill banning propaganda to minors about homosexuality or pedophilia.
The governor of Russia's second-largest city, St. Petersburg, has signed a new law against "homosexual propaganda" -- defying complaints that it discriminates against gays.

City hall announced on March 11 that St. Petersburg Governor Georgy Poltavchenko had signed the law on March 7.

The regional law -- which applies only to St. Petersburg -- threatens fines for anyone found "making public actions among minors for the propaganda of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality or transgenderism."

Another article levies fines for "propaganda of pedophilia."

The law comes into force 10 days after being officially published.

Human rights groups had called on Poltavchenko to veto the law on grounds that it appears to equate homosexuality with pedophilia and risks being used arbitrarily by authorities to crack down on gays.

Based on AFP reports
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by: Vakhtang from: Moscow
March 12, 2012 04:17
Of course, we know from whence the wind blows...
Mr. Putin does not like gays and ordered to start discriminate them.
Why is St. Petersburg? Вecause he was born near..
If he was born for example in a tent among the Eskimos (as his friend Shoigu) In this case, a crackdown on homosexuals would start in the tundra and Shoigu with a shovel ran around chasing a "poor" gays..

Homosexuals of the World Unite!! Mr Putin declared war on you!!

Do normal people can go to the country at the Olympics and other sporting events where homosexuals persecuted?

by: rick t. from: california
March 12, 2012 14:31
Why don't gays pass a law that you must like them all the time?

If people want to live without gay parades, why must they be forced to?

The gays are foaming at the mouth because, if it works in St. Petersburg, other cities will want their own laws of this type. They're afraid that people will like to have the choice of living without militant homosexuality.

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