Russia Says It Will Arrest Openly Gay Tourists

Discussion in 'Latest News' started by Wolfman's Brother, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. - It is now outlawed to be ‘out and proud.’

    -Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial law that punishes people for “homosexual propaganda.” The law fines people including tourists—up to 200,000 rubles ($6,240 CDN) for “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations.”

    -According to Voice of Russia, any display of affection between same-sex couples could cause a “distorted understanding” that gay relations and heterosexual relations are socially equivalent, and risk spreading Western liberalism ROFLOL

    Source: http://www.travelandescape.ca/2013/...er&utm_content=bufferc7df4&utm_medium=twitter
     
  2. LetLovinTakeHold

    LetLovinTakeHold Cuz it will if you let it

    Are you sure?
     
  3. Irminsul

    Irminsul Valkyrie

    We should just nuke that fucking country into orbit.
     
  4. StoneFeather

    StoneFeather Member

    We would all be in orbit if that ever happened.
     
  5. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Great, they're hosting the Olympics.
     
  6. odonII

    odonII O

    Has a whiff of untruthfulness to me.
     
  7. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

  8. Lynnbrown

    Lynnbrown Firecracker

    I remember reading somewhere (NO, I do not have links :) ) that Russia is indeed doing all they can to stop acceptance of anything other than "traditional" opposite sex relationships. I think it was a brief blurb in the local paper here. I do remember the article mentioning a fine for any same-sex couples that were "publicly demonstrative" (or something similar).
     
  9. odonII

    odonII O

    I believe there is a law preventing the 'promotion' ( "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations") of homosexuality.
    'Hefty fines can now be imposed on those who provide information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to minors or hold gay pride rallies.'

    I don't believe this: 'any display of affection between same-sex couples could cause a “distorted understanding” that gay relations and heterosexual relations are socially equivalent'

    There are quotes, so the context might need to be added. At the moment I have the feeling it is taken out of context.

    If you could find some article relating to being fined for being "publicly demonstrative" - it would be helpful.

    Who knows, it might be true!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/...s-_n_3581217.html?utm_hp_ref=travel&ir=Travel
     
  10. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Yeah, and he will also slap your ass in jail for bashing religion:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...mir-Putin-signs-anti-gay-propaganda-bill.html

    That's from The Telegraph. Is that real enough for you?
     
  11. odonII

    odonII O

    I'm not sure about the 'bashing religion' it seems more like if you go into a church (etc) and have a pee on the altar, or do things like this:

    "demonstrating disrespect to society and done with the goal of offending the believers' religious feelings"

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    Pussy Riot has been found guilty. But their supporters have not given up.
    Both before and after the verdict was announced in Moscow, thousands took to the streets around the world to show their support for the feminist punk band.
    Here, a member of the Ukrainian protest group FEMEN poses after having cut down a cross in Kiev with a chainsaw.

    http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/p...darity-with-pussy-riot-fotostrecke-86274.html

    It's probably called something else in the UK.

    Crimes committed against someone because of their disability, gender-identity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation are hate crimes and should be reported to the police.

    https://www.gov.uk/report-hate-crime
     
  12. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

  13. odonII

    odonII O

    I thought there might be an e.g in the link : /
     
  14. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    No just reiterating that the law doesn't specify vandalism.
     
  15. odonII

    odonII O

    OK. Fair enough. I think the law will be pushed to it's limits, and perhaps rightly so.
    But if you read of demonstrations where people burn crosses or have children on top of 'gay pride' floats - that might be a little too far.
    I dunno, it will be interesting to see how this works in practice.
     
  16. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    LOL

    You're talking to the wrong person.

    I support Gay Pride. I'm a member of PFLAG and Angel Action Atlanta. I took my 5 year old grandson to the Gay Pride Parade in Atlanta last Fall.
     
  17. Lynnbrown

    Lynnbrown Firecracker

    :2thumbsup:

    I say its a good thing our families won't be going to Russia and testing out this new law to see how it plays out! :)

    I find my heart going out to those in Russia that are not hetero.
     
  18. odonII

    odonII O

    Aerianne

    Well, I probably should have added: used children in a provocative manner to try and make a point, as in intentionally trying to 'promote' homosexuality to children.
    I'm not really sure of a good e.g, but probably taking a 5 year old to watch the 'gay pride' parade isn't one of them.
     
  19. Aerianne

    Aerianne Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Odon

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  20. odonII

    odonII O

    Aerianne

    Whatsup?
    All I'm saying is any gay pride march in Russia that has children walking along with it will be ok.
    But there are certainly other things people can do with their children to try and push the law to it's limits.
    I'm not sure what is wrong with saying that.
     

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