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Nobel Laureates Urge Russia to Repeal Gay Propaganda Law
22.01.2014 09:29
Nobel Laureates Urge Russia to Repeal Gay Propaganda Law

Several dozen Nobel laureates have signed an open letter published in The Independent British newspaper with an appeal to overturn controversial legislation dubbed “the gay propaganda law”.

      The appeal came out weeks before the Winter Olympics in the southern Russian city of Sochi, the biggest international event hosted in Russia for the recent years. 27 Nobel laureates from both science and the arts called Russian to repeal a recent law banning “the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations among minors.”

      “Protest is never easy but we hope that by expressing opposition to the new legislation it might be possible to encourage the Russian state to embrace the 21st century humanitarian, political and inclusive democratic principles which Mikhail Gorbachev worked so hard to achieve,” says the letter, penned jointly by British actor Sir Ian McKellen and chemist Sir Harry Kroto.

      Russia has come under fierce international condemnation over the law passed in June. Rights activists say the legislation has prompted a rise in suicides among gay and transgender people in Russia, The Independent reported.

      Russian authorities are convinced that the legislation is made to protect children from harmful information and not aimed at discriminating against the LGBT community.

Author: Julia Alieva

Tags: Nobel laureates LGBT in Russia gay propaganda ban Russian society  

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