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UN committee reprimands Russia for law against promoting homosexuality

December 14, 2012

The UN Human Rights Committee has reprimanded Russia because one of its provinces has enforced a regional law against promoting homosexuality among minors.

Later this month, Russia’s national legislature will consider similar legislation despite Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s opposition.

In 2009, Irina Fedotova, a lesbian activist, was fined $30 after she visited a school in Ryazan Oblast and displayed posters stating that “homosexuality is normal” and “I am proud of my homosexuality.”


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  • Posted by: Justin8110 - Dec. 14, 2012 8:07 PM ET USA

    It's crazy how Russia is now becoming a model for how the West ought to be. It's stuff like this that makes me extremely proud of my Russian heritage.