Russian parliament to vote on anti-gay bill

Associated Press
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June 11, 2013
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A dozen activists have been detained in Moscow as they were protesting a bill that stigmatizes the gay community and penalizes dissemination of information about them. Protesters were detained Tuesday as they attempted to rally outside the Russian State Duma before what is expected to a final vote to the bill banning ‘‘homosexual propaganda.’’ The Kremlin-backed legislation imposes hefty fines for disseminating information about the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community to minors or holding gay pride rallies.