Russian Parliament Rejects Law Punishing LGBTs

January 18, 2016 02:45 PM
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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.