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Russian lawmakers vote to expand its ‘gay propaganda’ law to all adults

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Russia has taken steps to extend the country’s archaic ‘gay propaganda’ law to all adults. Back in 2013, the infamous legislation was signed into law by Vladimir Putin – which banned the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual orientations to minors.

Over the last few years, the archaic law has been used to stop Pride marches, detain activists and censor media with LGBTQ+ themes.

In July, the head of the State Duma’s information committee, Alexander Khinsthtein, proposed that the law be extended to all adults in Russia.  “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.

Now it looks like Russian lawmakers are taking steps to make that horrifying proposal become a reality. On 27 October, the State Duma approved a new bill that make the established ‘gay propaganda’ law extend to all Russian adults.

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