Russia Sets Out to Vote for Anti-Gay Law

Events that promote gay rigts and publishing articles on the issue would be forbidden

By on January 22nd, 2013 10:25 GMT

This week Russia moves to vote for a law that would ban events that promote gay rights and publishing articles providing information on the matter.

The Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church strongly support the bill, Daily Mail writes. Should it be passed, the law would be effective nationwide.

The Russian government dubs showing public support for gay rights and providing minors information on the subject “extremist” and a “propaganda” of Western culture.

In last year's polls, two thirds of Russians agreed. They consider being gay “morally unacceptable and worth condemning.” A third of the population is convinced this is “a sickness or a psychological trauma.”

PepsiCo., for example, was scrutinized for including a rainbow in their packaging for a specific product.

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