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LGBT Activists Assaulted for Kissing in Moscow as Lawmakers Postpone Hearings on Gay Ban: VIDEO


A group of activists staging a kiss-in in Moscow to protest the proposed ban on "gay propaganda" were assaulted by homophobes on Tuesday outside of Parliament.

Watch the Euronews report and video of the bashing, AFTER THE JUMP...

RT reports that hearings on the proposed ban have been postponed:

The Russian State Duma has returned the bill on a nationwide gay propaganda ban to the preparatory stage, prompting conspiracy suggestions from some top level MPs.

The Lower House had already postponed the hearings from mid-December to the end of January, but as the date neared the lawmakers decided to return the draft law to the State Duma suggesting the nationwide ban on promotion of paedophilia and homosexuality among minors needed further discussion.

The news was announced to reporters by the head of the leftist Fair Russia faction, Sergey Mironov, who also said that he was perplexed by this fact. “We are talking about the ban on propaganda. Do you remember how [the head of the parliamentary committee for family policy] Yelena Mizulina said that she had a feeling that someone was deliberately opposing all bills concerning this subject? Now we postponed it again, and it raises questions,” Mironov told reporters.

Activists were also attacked in the city of Voronezh on Sunday. See our report here.

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  1. A whole country of self-hating closet cases. I liked them better when they were commies.

    Posted by: Anastasia Beaverhausen | Jan 22, 2013 3:06:57 PM

  2. What I don't get is why do they care? Don't they have lives of their own to worry about instead of attacking gays?

    Posted by: Chriso | Jan 22, 2013 3:20:01 PM

  3. Russia is a dictatorship and Russian-Orthodox theocracy

    Posted by: Steve | Jan 22, 2013 3:23:22 PM

  4. I really am disappointed in the savagery in Russia...How disgusting.

    Posted by: Pedro | Jan 22, 2013 4:18:30 PM

  5. It's an age-old scenario, sadly. The oppressed become the oppressors.

    Posted by: Bravo | Jan 22, 2013 5:42:35 PM

  6. I remember the effort of the tsars to force their people to look European, even with the Beard Tax in place. Well, they failed, they are still barbarians in disguise, they go back to their natural state.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | Jan 22, 2013 6:51:59 PM

  7. Hey, Russia, you're a bunch of nekulturny alcoholics.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Jan 22, 2013 9:39:12 PM

  8. This is what religion does to your brain.

    Posted by: Dynex | Jan 23, 2013 6:59:20 AM

  9. Russians are a harsh people. They're still suffering from PTSD after being under a brutal 70 plus year rule by the communists, and before that the Czars. Now they have a neo-fascist government in co-hoots with an oppressive form of orthodox Christianity. I'm afraid this type of situation is repeated often, everywhere there has been some kind of oppressive extremist [left or right] rule for any extended period of time. They tend to swing from one extreme [far right] to the other [far left], and Russians are doing this. You see this in other places like South America, also. It's like these societies have been controlled for so long by various extremist they know and understand nothing else.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 23, 2013 10:06:23 AM

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