Picture: Moscow Transgender activist gender queer Anno Komarov (right) and comrade STP2012 demonstrators being detained by police.
>>>Update! Gay Russia reports the USA goverment has condemed the proposed legislation. I am so proud!<<<
View the proposed law in English's Here
Gay Russia has a more pragmatic take on the postponement. The article states the second reading was put off until Nov 30th because the legislature couldn't come to a consensus on the fines. Some MP's feel its appropriate to fine 'legal persons' one million rubles or approx US $32,000 penalty for gathering in public places with the intention of
Evidently some felt a million Rubles was excessive. After all, that fine would be as obscene as the proposed law is since the medium income in Russia is $7680 effectively making again invisible to the world LGBT Russians since the majority (74%) live in the Moscow St. and Petersburg vicinity. This law would further put at risk millions since Russia proper already has the second highest suicide rate and the countries within its sphere of influence owning 9 of the 10 top spots! This tragic statistic incredulously will be made worst if the draconian legislation is made into law.
Maybe its a combination of factors as Polina believes. Worldwide condemnation. Perhaps a world leader or two have already stepped up to the plate and condemned this proposed atrocious attack on humanity? Maybe disagreeing on the amount the Legislators would find justification in letting the bill die while simultaneously avoiding Putin's wrath?
One thing for certain. This gives us time to martial our forces and respond globally in a unified voice!
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Translation of the Gay Russia post announcing the US State Department's condemnation of the proposed St Petersburg anti gay legislation:
"The U.S. State Department condemned on Wednesday a bill prohibiting "propaganda" of homosexuality among minors in St. Petersburg. "The rights of homosexuals - that human rights and human rights - a gay rights" - said in a statement, U.S. Department of State, repeating the words of U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. "We urge Russian authorities to ensure these freedoms and support the social environment, which guarantees respect for the rights of all citizens", - stated in it. In a statement, U.S. State Department expressed "grave concern" bill proposed by the faction "United Russia". His text was adopted on first reading last week by the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, and he will need another two to read the full adoption into law. Under the bill, anyone who commits a "public acts" to promote homosexuality, bisexuality or transgender identities exposed fine of up to three thousand rubles, and the organization - to 50 thousand. The bill does not define a public act, and therefore can be used to ban gay pride events that are regularly banned in Russia. "The United States attaches great importance to combating discrimination against the LGBT community and all minority groups "- the statement says the State Department. Let us recall that in May of this year's Foreign Ministry also denounced the U.S. ban and dispersal of demonstrations Gay Pride in Moscow."
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