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Putin Signs Two New Laws
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Old 07-04-2013, 11:14 PM
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The first is a "Gay Propoganda Ban" that sets fines for those who, well, do anything that might be considered "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" in front of minors, with "nontraditional" meaning "anything that doesn't lead to procreation." This apparently includes online activities and applies to foreigners and the press as well. Some speculate that it could be taken as far as just wearing a rainbow in public. There is also a fine for claiming that homosexual relationships are equitable with heterosexual relationships.

The second I'm going to paraphrase as a "don't taunt the religious" law. This one sets jail time at up to three years for offending religious people, with the harshest penalties for those who do so in places of worship.

Article at Aljazeera
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Old 07-05-2013, 02:14 AM
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Russia doesn't exactly have a history of religious tolerance.

I wouldn't be surprised if the "don't offend the religious" law isn't enforced when it comes to Jews and other religious minorities.
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