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Russian PM opposes anti-gay laws

Sun 9 Dec 2012 In: International News View at Wayback

Dmitry Medvedev Pop star Lady Gaga has tweeted “her gratitude” to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev for publicly opposing regional laws that make it a crime to provide minors with information about homosexuality. Russia struck off repressive Soviet-era anti-gay laws in 1993. However, a number of Russian cities, including the country's 'second city' St Petersburg, have recently passed laws prohibiting even discussion of homosexuality and now the national government is considering a similar law to cover the whole country. Medvedev says he sees no need for regulating homosexual relations by law. "Far from all moral issues, far from all behavior habits, far from all questions of communications between people should be turned into law. Therefore not all relations between people can be regulated by law... such is my stance," he said. Lady Gaga tweeted that she thanks the former president for “not standing by your party’s anti-gay propaganda law.”    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Sunday, 9th December 2012 - 9:30am

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