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    Russian Parliament Rejects Law Punishing LGBTsi
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    Daniel Schearf
    January 18, 2016 7:45 PM
    Russia’s parliament has rejected a bill that would have allowed fines or jail time for public displays of affection or sexuality by anyone who is not heterosexual.  As VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow, rights groups welcomed the rejection, but are calling for repeal of a law against alleged “gay propaganda” that has encouraged discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender individuals.

    Russian Parliament Rejects Law Punishing LGBTs

    Daniel Schearf

    Published January 18, 2016

    Russia’s parliament has rejected a bill that would have allowed fines or jail time for public displays of affection or sexuality by anyone who is not heterosexual.  As VOA's Daniel Schearf reports from Moscow, rights groups welcomed the rejection, but are calling for repeal of a law against alleged “gay propaganda” that has encouraged discrimination against lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transgender individuals.


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