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Protestors detained as Russian anti-gay bill passes

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  • Lagomorph Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2013 1:10 p.m.

    Article: "... 'propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations,' which backers of the bill defined as 'relations not conducive to procreation.'"

    So, does contraception (or abstinence, for that matter) education or advocacy fall under this umbrella, too?

    It will be interesting to see how lesbian porn, which is overwhelmingly designed and marketed for straight male consumers, fares under this bill. I sense that the legislators will carve out an exception somehow, at least for themselves. Someone has to monitor the material to ensure the public values are not corrupted, right?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 11, 2013 1:58 p.m.

    I applaud Russia for their stance against immorality.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Ranch Here, UT
    June 11, 2013 5:24 p.m.

    @Chris B;

    How is promoting immorality (bigotry and discrimination are immoral) a "stand against immorality"?

    Orwell?

  • plainbrownwrapper Nashville, TN
    June 12, 2013 9:43 a.m.

    @Chris B --

    "I applaud Russia for their stance against immorality."

    Ummmm.....yeah.

    Chris thinks that violent assaults are A-OK -- just don't let them evil gay boys love the people they want to.

    Why am I not surprised?

    "they were attacked by hundreds of Orthodox Christian activists and members of pro-Kremlin youth groups. The mostly burly young men with closely cropped hair pelted them with eggs while shouting obscenities and homophobic slurs.

    "Riot police moved in, detaining more than two dozen protesters, almost all of them gay rights activists. Some who were not detained were beaten by masked men on a central street about a mile away."

    This is what the encouragement of homophobia leads to. Irrational violence and mob rule.

    Let's try civil rights instead.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    June 12, 2013 10:21 a.m.

    Ranch and plainbrownrapper

    Many of us have found it does no good to attempt to engage Chris B. his inane comments usually speak volumes for themselves about him rather then the subject at hand.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 12, 2013 2:01 p.m.

    This is like water to a thirsty man.

    Russia just set an example for the world to follow. Thank you.

  • plainbrownwrapper Nashville, TN
    June 12, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    @worf --

    "Russia just set an example for the world to follow. "

    Yeah. If you can't reason with em, beat em into the dirt.

    Great example there. Very Christian, too.

    Really.

  • Baccus0902 Leesburg, VA
    June 12, 2013 3:09 p.m.

    worf
    Mcallen, TX
    "This is like water to a thirsty man.

    Russia just set an example for the world to follow. Thank you."

    Worf, you are displaying your true colors.

    Those are not the colors of freedom, democracy, freedom of religion or any type of morality.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    June 12, 2013 4:39 p.m.

    I am not applauding violence, as those of you who disagree with me are attempting to portray.

    It is ignorant and deceitful to put words in another's mouth.

    I applaud Russia's stance against the notion that homosexuality is a normal sexual variation without significant detriments to society.

    For that I say,

    Well done Russia!

    Keep up the good work.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    June 12, 2013 5:18 p.m.

    Not excepting gay marriage is also a persons civil right.

  • plainbrownwrapper Nashville, TN
    June 12, 2013 6:03 p.m.

    @worf --

    "Not excepting gay marriage is also a persons civil right."

    Nobody cares if you personally accept gay marriage. Nobody is forcing YOU to have a gay marriage.

    @Chris B --

    "I applaud Russia's stance"

    Russia's "stance" is what allows for these violent assaults. Russia's "stance" is what led to **protestors** being arrested during the last big mob assault. That's right -- the people doing the attacking were NOT arrested, while the peaceful protestors WERE. And those attackers included PRIESTS.

    If you applaud Russia's "stance", then you ARE applauding the violence.

  • Ranch Here, UT
    June 12, 2013 9:02 p.m.

    @worf;

    Nobody is going to make you have a same-sex marriage. You're safe.

  • zoar63 Mesa, AZ
    June 13, 2013 4:19 p.m.

    Quoting from the article: "The measure is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values as opposed to Western liberalism."

    Russia’s system of government is different than the United States. They do not have a 14th Amendment with an equal protection clause. The legislation passed 436-0