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Russian Duma passes ban on distribution of pro-homosexuality information to minors

June 14, 2013

In a 436-0 vote, with one abstention, Russia’s Duma, or lower house of parliament, passed legislation banning the distribution of pro-homosexuality information to minors. President Vladimir Putin has announced his support of the measure, which awaits approval in the upper house of parliament.

The bill, which received criticism from German Chancellor Angel Merkel, prohibits “the dissemination of information that aims to induce minors to develop non-traditional sexual attitudes, to see non-traditional sexual relationships as attractive, to develop the distorted notion that traditional and non-traditional sexual relationships possess the same value, or the dissemination of information on non-traditional sexual relationships that arouses interest in such relationships.”


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  • Posted by: Chestertonian - Jun. 14, 2013 11:57 PM ET USA

    What's more, Putin has promoted putting religious educ back into the schools, and various other pro-family actions. Who could imagine that we would ever want to follow the example of a former KGB agent? Miracles do happen! Continue to pray for the conversion of Russia!

  • Posted by: Bernadette - Jun. 14, 2013 9:01 PM ET USA

    Good for the Russian Duma!

  • Posted by: Defender - Jun. 14, 2013 3:01 PM ET USA

    Let's see if I get this right...Russia bans homosexual pornography (information) while the United States, Canada, and the rest of the Western World wants to have it taught to children as young as kindergarteners. Which of these promotes morality more?