Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Crackdown: Will Proposed Bill Outlaw Homosexuality?

04/01/2012 11:50 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016
  • Kommersant/Worldcruch

MOSCOW- Russian lawmakers introduced a bill this week that would punish "homosexual propaganda" directed at minors. This comes on the heels of the recent adoption of similar legislation in St. Petersburg, the second-largest city in the country, that makes " homosexual and pedophile propaganda" punishable by fine, in amounts ranging from approximately $170 for individuals to $17,000 for corporations.

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