Wednesday, 12 June 2013
Calling Mother Russia.
Brothers and sisters of gay Russia.
These new, repressive, anti-gay 'propaganda' laws can not be allowed to stand - if anything the human rights convention has got to intervene. President Vladimir Putin's government (should Putin sign the draft into law) will for ever be remembered for introducing this piece of dark ages legislation. He now stands right along side the likes of Mugabe and Ahmadinejad as one of the small men of history.
Scapegoating minorities is the surest sign of moral bankruptcy, and democratic illegitimacy.
And to anyone feeling smug and happy about this in Russia tonight, I have to ask you - who's next on the Duma's list for repression? Could it be you?
This weird, unnecessary act exposes something really rotten at the heart of government, and in the heads of the wider population - they seemed to have just landed in the 1950's!
We are thinking of you gay Russia.
BBC Report here.