“They did it. Conservative lawmakers in Saint Petersburg just passed the notorious “propaganda” law to silence any reading, writing, speech or debate on anything ‘gay'”, the social movement AllOut.org reports.
What is the new bill about? It is aimed at prohibiting any kind of “homosexual propaganda”. What is meant by it is “enticements, positive opinions and comments that promote non-traditional sexual and family relations to minors”, the Independent writes. If the law passes, Russian people will have to start to watch their words not only in public but also online since “the legislation would target “themed” clubs for teenagers, and the spreading of information about homosexuality on social networks.”
The law is apparently necessary to protect minors from the bad homosexuals and their gay agenda. Since they could – according to the lawmakers – “cause damage to the health or moral and spiritual development of minors, including by inducing them to form warped perceptions that traditional and non-traditional married relations are equally socially acceptable”.
St. Petersburg is not the first Russian region to pass such a law. However, AllOut.org Executive director Andre Banks explained in the Washington Post that “this bill would violate Russia’s own constitution as well as any number of international treaties, is an outrageous attack on the freedom of expression for all Russians – straight and gay”.
Watch this video to find out more about the law and the resistance to it:
Voice up against the law and tell Russia not to go there … on AllOut.org.
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