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Putin Speaks Out Against Intolerance of Sexual Minorities

Topic: Gay Propaganda Ban in Russia

Putin's meeting with leaders of opposition parties
20:14 20/11/2013
Tags: sexual minorities, xenophobia, homosexuality, LGBT, Vladimir Putin

MOSCOW, November 20 (RIA Novosti) – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday spoke out against intolerance of sexual minorities, and reiterated that a recently adopted law to prevent the promotion of homosexuality was designed to protect children.

“Xenophobia should not be fostered in society, no matter on what criterion it is based, including sexual orientation,” Putin told a meeting of opposition parties.

He said he had received “a lot of criticism” for the law, which bans promoting homosexuality to minors, but he emphasized that it was instated to shelter children from adult issues.

Critics have alleged that the law, which Putin signed in June, restricts freedom of speech and is part of a broader crackdown on Russia’s gay community.

The law’s proponents, including Putin himself, have repeatedly said it was aimed at protecting children.

The legislation has given rise to calls from some activists to boycott the February 7-23 Olympics in Sochi.

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  • Mikhail1228Kudos to President Putin!!
    22:24, 21/11/2013
    What sort of person wants little children exposed to this?
    Why do people in the US think that it's necessary for little children to hear about the gay lifestyle and have it promoted to them? I have to laud President Putin for having the balls to stand up against this shit and for standing up for traditional families, children and the Christian Faith. Too bad our leaders in the US are too weak and spineless to do the same.

    Increasingly, religious Russians look on America, with its Hollywood values and celebrations of homosexuality as a sick society in moral decline and a focus of cultural and moral evil in the world.

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