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Police Break Up Gay Rights Rally And Arrest Organizers

New law prohibits spreading "homosexual propaganda".

by Long Island Attorney Paul A. Lauto, Esq.

Police broke up a gay rights rally and arrested three of the organizers in St. Petersburg, Russia, based on a new law prohibiting the spreading of "homosexual propaganda."  Although homosexuality was decriminalized after the fall of the Soviet Union, prejudice against gay people remains at a high level in Russia and the surrounding countries.

The law passed in St. Petersburg in February, provides a penal provision for a fine of up to $15,000 for spreading "homosexual propaganda."

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m July 09, 2012 at 04:09 PM
God Bless the USA.
Haig July 09, 2012 at 04:24 PM
Who cares
m July 09, 2012 at 04:44 PM
We should all care because it serves as a reminder not to take the freedoms we have in this great country for granted.
Argile July 09, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Too late. This is the reason our prisons are filled and people breed like cockroaches. Too much is handed to people too easily at the expense of the law abiding hard working Americans.


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