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International outrage at Russia’s anti-gay propaganda laws

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There has been international backlash calling for the boycotting of the 2014 Winter Olympics and protests have been held around the world from Amsterdam to Glasgow to New York criticising Russia’s new anti-gay laws.

The main focus of the protests is the law that makes “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors” illegal. This archaic law is a step backwards for the country that only decriminalized homosexuality 20 years ago.

A senior Russian MP has also stated that Russia may introduce bans on gay men donating blood and organs.

Coverage: RT, BBC, CNN, Reuters, The Age, Washington Post

Q&A: Gay rights in Russia – BBC Article