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Putin says no discrimination of gays in Russia

USA Today
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September 19, 2013
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VALDAI, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has denied gays face discrimination in Russia, saying that a new law that has drawn protests worldwide does not infringe on their rights.

Putin on Thursday insisted the law bans only "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors." He argues that it is "no infringement on the rights of sexual minorities."