Putin Signs Law Banning Expressions of LGBTQ Identity in Russia
The law makes it illegal to spread “propaganda” about “nontraditional sexual relations” in all media, including social, advertising and movies.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia intensified his crackdown on LGBTQ people on Monday, when he signed new legislation that widely bans public expression of their identity in the country.
The new law makes it illegal to spread “propaganda” about “nontraditional sexual relations” in the media, advertising, movies or on social media. It had passed the Duma, Russia’s Parliament, by a vote of 397 to 0 on Nov. 24.
Demonstrations of “nontraditional relationships or preferences” will also be completely barred from advertising, and from any outlet visible to minors. Distributing to minors any information “that causes children to want to change their sex” was also prohibited.
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