Monday, January 27, 2014

A Change Of Language...

Facing some heat about their 'gay propaganda' law since the legislation passed in June 2003, reports coming out of Russia say they may amend the language.

So what did the Russian politicians do to save their face to tell the world they are no longer targeting homosexuals? Well, not much really, but technically speaking, the new legislation amended Article 6.21 in Russia's Code of Administrative Offenses to ban the 'propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations.' The Russian police have since equated 'non-traditional' with 'homosexual' and acted accordingly, arresting, beating, and generally making life hell for LGBTs in Russia.

But according to Queer Russia, representatives from a number of Russia's political parties submitted a proposal to exclude the term 'non-traditional' from Article 6.21, which would essentially ban the promotion of ANY sexual relations to minors - not just gay relations.

Recognising that the country has come under fire for targeting the LGBT community, the amendment 'proposes to deem ANY information which promotes priority of sexual relations as opposed to family life values, spiritual and intellectual development of of minors as information harmful to the health and (or) development of children,' which in theory could include a straight couple kissing on the street.

Unlikely to make a difference beyond the cosmetic, but it would be amusing to see straight couples hauled off to jail for holding hands.

Honestly, they kept telling us to leave their children in peace, when will they learn that it's NOT their children we want, we wanna to live who we are and without fear!

1 comment:

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It's quite annoying to see them use the word "Intelectual" when Russia is one of the most poorly educated developed nations. These people place religious delusion above actual scientific fact, they reject logic and hold irrational religious beliefs that defy all common sense and minimal intellect, so them even using the word Intellectual is an affront.

These ignoramuses need to be shunned around the world for what they are - religious nutty bigots and racists, homophobes, sexists, and generally ignorant fools.

Fu*k Russian, and fu*k Putin.