Some reparagraphing ahead. All taken from this article.
MOSCOW — A bill that stigmatizes Russia's gay community and bans the distribution of information about homosexuality to children was overwhelmingly approved by the lower house of parliament Tuesday.Before the vote, gay rights activists attempted to hold a "kissing rally" outside the State Duma, located across the street from Red Square in central Moscow, but they were attacked by hundreds of Orthodox Christian activists and members of pro-Kremlin youth groups. The mostly burly young men with closely cropped hair,
who are obviously gay closet cases, pelted them with eggs while shouting obscenities and homophobic slurs.Earlier Tuesday, dozens of anti-gay activists picketed the Duma. One of them held a poster that read: "Lawmakers, protect the people from perverts!" while others held Orthodox icons and chanted prayers.An executive with a government-run television network said in a nationally televised talk show that gays should be prohibited from donating blood, sperm and organs for transplants, while after their death their hearts should be burned or buried.
Lovely, eh? It's official: Russia is a disgusting country. And notice how the Russian Orthodox church plays into this whole thing. This is a Christian pogrom against gays, assisted by the government.
I have news for them. This sort of thing makes gay people stronger. We have always been a part of every society since the beginning of human civilization. We're not going anywhere, no matter what anyone else wants.
Always remember: Equality is greater than jeebus.