John M. Becker

Vladimir Putin: Homophobia is Bad

Filed By John M. Becker | November 22, 2013 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: gay propaganda, Russia, Russian anti-LGBT laws, Russian propaganda law, Vladimir Putin

"You know how much criticism I had to listen to, but all we did on the government and legislative level, to do with limiting (gay) propaganda among minors. In the meantime we should not create a torrent of hatred towards anyone in society, including people of non-traditional sexual orientation."

-- Russian President Vladimir Putin, speaking to a group of young political leaders on Wednesday. He reportedly defended the country's draconian "gay propaganda" law, though, saying it was meant to protect young people.

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