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Russian State Duma passes law banning LGBT 'propaganda' among all ages

Source: TASS

The Russian State Duma voted to pass a law banning LGBT “propaganda” among all ages in the final reading on Thursday.

The new legislation bans “propaganda of non-traditional relationships,” “propaganda of pedophilia,” and information about LGBT people and gender transitioning among people of any age through the media, the Internet, advertising, literature, and films, according to TASS.

Under the law, distributing LGBT “propaganda” will be punishable by up to 200,000 rubles ($3,300) for individuals and up to 200,000 rubles ($82,700) for legal entities.

The legislation was sponsored by about 400 State Duma deputies, including Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin. “Ours is a different path — the one chosen by our grandfathers, great grandfathers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers. We have traditions; we have a conscience; we understand that we must think about children, families, our country, and to preserve what we were given by our parents,” the speaker told his colleagues.

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