Rights for the homosexual are not doing too good in Russia these days. In the first of three treatments of the new bill, 388 voted yes and 1 voted against. It is expected that the bill will pass the two following votings.
To put it simple, the new law forbids public display of homosexuality, including advertising for events related to homosexuality. You may be fined up to $USD 16.000 for violating the law.
Those proposing and supporting the bill states that the goal is to protect children from reading or getting in contact with homosexuals. The president of the parliaments familycounsel says: “The untamed homosexual propaganda we see, no matter were we look, limits the childrens right to develop freely.”
On Friday January 25, 2013 where the first treatment of the law was passed, homosexuals protested outside the parliament building by kissing each other. Some where attacked and beaten by angry orthodox Christians supporting the new law. However, instead of arresting the assailants, the homosexual protesters were arrested and detained for administrative offences.