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Under Gay Propaganda Law, Russian Court Says Lesbian Is Unfit To Teach

04/23/2015 09:09 am ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

A St. Petersburg school teacher fired in December for her lesbian social media activity was declared unfit to return to her job. A court called upon “experts” to analyze the teacher’s photos on VKontakte, Russia’s version of Facebook, and declared them “extremely unacceptable from a moral point of view.”

The teacher appealed to the court in January to get her job back plus a compensation of 300,000 rubles, or around $5,600, for emotional distress. Her appeal was rejected Tuesday on the grounds that she had committed “acts of indecency.”

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