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Russia considers nationalising anti-gay bill

Fri 30 Mar 2012 In: International News

Russia’s Government is to consider a bill that would impose fines for spreading gay "propaganda" among minors, following the passage of such legislation in St Petersburg. It would impose fines of up to 5,000 roubles on individuals and up to 500,000 roubles on companies for spreading "propaganda of homosexualism" among minors. Reuters reports it was not immediately clear whether Putin's United Russia party, which holds a majority in the State Duma, would support the bill, which was introduced on Wednesday. If recommended for consideration by a committee, it would face three votes before going to the upper house.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Friday, 30th March 2012 - 9:58am

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