New Law In Russia Bans LGBT "Propaganda".

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It will be forbidden to mention what the authorities call gay propaganda.

The constant changes in society, have influenced humanity during the post-pandemic, that the world seems to be living in an unreal world, without understanding the radical changes that humanity is currently living due to various factors in different parts of the world.

Russian deputies on Thursday unanimously approved amendments that significantly broaden the scope of a law banning LGBT+ "propaganda," amid a conservative turn by the Russian government, which accompanies the military offensive in Ukraine.

The legislation aims to ban any mention of what authorities consider "gay propaganda" in the media, film, books and advertising.
It also bans "propaganda of pedophilia and sex change."

If the amendments are passed in the upper house of parliament and then enacted into law by President Vladimir Putin, it will mean, rights groups say, an effective ban on any public promotion of LGBT+ people in Russia.

Moscow already has a law against "propaganda" to minors about LGBT+ relationships. The new legislation would extend that rule to adults.

Any propaganda of non-traditional relationships will have consequences," Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on social networks. According to him, the bill "will protect our children and the future of our country from the darkness propagated by the United States and Europe."

Russia is trying to portray LGBT+ relations as a product of Western influence and is toughening its rhetoric as its confrontation with the West over the conflict in Ukraine intensifies.


Dilya Gafurova, head of Sfera, an LGBT+ rights advocacy group, said it is especially "disturbing that the state says that LGBT+ people are a Western invention" and warned of the possible effects of "demonization of a whole group."

The European Union said in a statement Thursday that it "deplores such repressive measures," which it believes "will fuel homophobia and reinforce the severe repression of any critical and alternative discourse" in Russia.

The bill introduces fines of up to 10 million rubles ($165,000) for violators and authorities could block websites containing banned information.

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