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U.S. State Department Slams Russia Over “Gay Propaganda” Law Efforts

The U.S. State Department has reiterated their support for gay rights while discussing a proposed bill in Russia that would outlaw “gay propaganda.”

On Wednesday lawmakers in St. Petersburg, Russia would postponed a debate on the bill proposed by the dominant United Russia Party.  The bill, written by Vilatly Milonov, would criminalize “public actions aimed at propaganda of pederasty, homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgenderism among minors.”  Milonov purposely wrote the bill to include LGBT with the heinous criminal offense of “child molestation and abuse” to demonize and vilify the LGBT Community in Russia.

“Gay rights are human rights and human rights are gay rights,” the State Department said, citing the official statement of Hillary Clinton commenting on the proposal of the St. Petersburg lawmakers.

“We have called on Russian officials to safeguard these freedoms, and to foster an environment which promotes respect for the rights of all citizens,” the State Department officials said. “The United States places great importance on combating discrimination against the LGBT community and all minority groups.”



Will Kohler

Will Kohler is one of America's best known LGBT historians, He is also a a accredited journalist and the owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced on such notable media venues as BBC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Daily Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story. Back2Stonewall has been recently added to the Library of Congress' LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive. Mr. Kohler is available for comment, interviews and lectures on LGBT History. Contact: Will@Back2Stonewall.com

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