Russia's legislature really put the low in lower house of Parliament on Tuesday.
In a 436-0 vote, the State Duma passed a bill that bans educating children about homosexuality, or as they put it "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations". This includes holding gay pride rallies.
Seriously, Russia? More education is the problem? Boo!
The bill still has to pass the upper house and be signed by President Vladimir Putin, but with such unanimous support no one doubts that it will succeed.
Gay rights activists showed up for a peaceful protest before the vote but were scattered, beaten, or in the case of two dozen, taken into custody!
Way to go, Russian government. We really feel sorry for all the many, many gay Russians that have to live in a country that refuses to understand them.
Because trust us, there are a lot more comrades in big muscular arms than you want to know!
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