Gay Rights in Russia? Nyet

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Gay marriage and gay rights have dominated much of the U.S. news over the past week. In Russia, meanwhile, from the Associated Press:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a measure that stigmatizes gay people and bans giving children any information about homosexuality. …

The ban on “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations” is part of an effort to promote traditional Russian values over Western liberalism, which the Kremlin and the Russian Orthodox Church see as corrupting Russian youth and contributing to the protests against Putin’s rule.

Hefty fines can now be imposed on those who provide information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to minors or hold gay pride rallies.


Disgusting. Mule-headed, ignorant, fearful, backwards, losers. Stuck in an endless tramp-tramp-tramp of swilling down vodka, smoking carton after carton of cheap cigarettes, crammed into cheap apartments in miserable freezing weather, shoddy shoddy lives spent in shoddy shoddy surroundings. No pride, no progress, no enlightenment. Their women are desperate to get out. Their uber rich Mafia doubtless have resources to live on the down-low. The whole world is moving on with regard to human rights, gay rights, and they are burying it, forbidding even talking about it, trapping people in the closet to keep them down, to keep them quiet. I despise Russia, they will always always be third-rate. for things like this, wallowing forever in their misery, like fundies living in a trailer park in Arkansas.


Unfortunately this is in itself a "Mule-headed, ignorant, fearful, backwards" statement. Hate in response to hate.

Andreas Moser

Oh, if it was only Russia. But even here in Lithuania, after all an EU member state, it's not much better:


Russia has a demographic problem. Their population is shrinking. Gee, maybe they have a point. The reason the gov ernment should care about marriage. Procreation of the future generations.


I wonder if one of the primitive motivations behind anti-gay mentality is the fact that a homosexual relationship cannot propagate our species? Is anti-homosexuality an example of a collective subconscious instinct for the survival of our species?
This is in no way a comment for, or against, gay marriage - only a question.


Because the one thing the world needs is more people :-/ Besides, if that were the case, why not advocate fertility treatment/surrogacy programs for gay couples?