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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