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  1. MaryM says

    Good for them.

    But in practical terms how does this help gay Russia.

    What economic sanctions will be imposed on Russia for their fascist persecution of gay people.

  2. jsb says

    @MARYM – Drawing attention to social injustice is never a bad thing, maybe it will cause more people to raise hell and force change. Makes me want to go to Copenhagen.

  3. Flemming says

    @JSB – You are more than welcome.
    It was a great feeling marching along with my (straight) brother and 10.000 other people.
    The Russian guy representing the LGTB people of Russia said it does make a difference to them and give them hope seeing people all over the world demonstrating on their behalf. Unfortunately we still have a long way to go.

  4. Clarknt7 says

    “But in practical terms how does this help gay Russia.”

    Leaders are cowards. They’re not going to impose economic sanctions on Russia unless they see there is a real appetite for them. 10K people taking to the street is a sure sign if a political leader steps up and tries to extract something out of Russia they will have popular support at home.

  5. Daniel says

    Russian politicians have to operate in the world with the people they have harmed. They have to operate in the world with the friends, family, and allies of the people they have harmed. Politicians can be punished at any time. It is several hundred politicians harming billions of people that can hold them accountable. There is no free pass for a person to commit mass human rights violations just because they chose to be a politician as their profession – if anything, they are all the more accountable for any violations since politicians know better.

  6. billyw says

    A wonderful country that passed marriage last year 85 to 22

    I was there for pride. Great fun. No bigots dared even show their face.

    BTW durng WWII the danes at the risk of their own lives smuggled 5000 Jews across the water to neutral sweden to save them from the nazis.

  7. billyw says

    A wonderful country that passed marriage last year 85 to 22

    I was there for pride. Great fun. No bigots dared even show their face.

    BTW durng WWII the danes at the risk of their own lives smuggled 5000 Jews across the water to neutral sweden to save them from the nazis.

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