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Russia proposes extending ‘gay propaganda’ law to all adults

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Russia’s ‘gay propaganda’ law could be extended to all adults in the country later this year, a senior legislator has suggested.

Signed by Vladimir Putin in 2013, it bans the promotion of all “non-traditional” sexual relationships among minors. It has been used as justification to stop Pride marches, prevent minors from watching content with LGBTQ+ themes and to detain activists.

Now, Alexander Khinshtei, the head of the State Duma’s information committee, has suggested that the law should go even further. “We propose to generally extend the ban on such propaganda regardless of the age of the audience (offline, in the media, on the internet, social networks and online cinemas),” he wrote on Telegram.

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