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Russian school girl disciplined under country’s anti-gay propaganda ban

Monday, February 3, 2014

BRYANSK, Russia — A school girl in Russia has been accused of breaking the country’s anti-gay propaganda law and is believed to be the first minor formally disciplined for promoting “non-traditional sexual relations” among her peers.

An investigation by the Russian Juvenile Commission in the city of Bryansk was launched at the request of school officials after the 9th grade student allegedly admitted to classmates that she is gay.

According to the commission’s documents, investigators “found that the student systematically promotes non-traditional sexual relations among minors by openly admitting her sexual orientation and distributing information aimed at forming a distorted picture of juvenile social equivalence of traditional and non-traditional sexual relations.”

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While the “anti-gay” propaganda law could not be applied against the minor, the commission’s findings build upon the logic of the federal law banning the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations.

The commission did not find the girl guilty of violating any law, and therefore declined to initiate further legal proceedings against her.

But the commission did determine that her actions constituted a juvenile offense worthy of an official “warning” and placed her on the commission’s watch list. The warning could be used against her in future proceedings, and the authorities have yet to communicate to the girl what she must do to satisfy probation-like terms of the punishment.

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  1. What fresh horror this is. That is really messed up. She has a court record now, that will follow her, and I can’t imagine what the terms of her “probation like” punishment will be. Sad.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:49am
  2. Russia needs to just disappear. A nice big natural disaster would work pretty well.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:50am
  3. Again i say IOC what were U thinking. Everyone stay safe.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:51am
  4. I hope that something does happen, David. Hopefully a major earthquake or something bad so the religious assholes will believe that Russia is going against god by doing this.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:56am
  5. If anything dld happen they would say its all the gay peoples fault, and the entire nation is being punished for the “crime” of being gay

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 4:59am
  6. Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:00am
  7. Russia aka nazi germany.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:02am
  8. Heaven Leigh, you got a point. Then they’d only get more pissed. But then again, they’re not letting their guard down either way so if a natural disaster occurs then so be it.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:03am
  9. And the ‘we’re doing this for children’ excuse falls flat as it always does. It’s a witch hunt, a fucking witch hunt.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:11am
  10. We all knew it was nothing more than witch hunts and persecution.....

    Replied on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:49am
  11. Wtf?!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:16am
  12. Terrible barbarians

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:21am
  13. What the Russian government means by ‘propaganda’ is TRUTH.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:21am
  14. People always dissing on the US..but look at this crap! Pshh

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:26am
  15. Wtf

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:32am
  16. Why are we going to this terrible country, run by an obnoxious blowhard and his overbearing church?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:39am
  17. as russian and a person who lives in russia i am shocked and trully disgusted. it is crosses the line when they get to the children. nazi scum

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 5:43am
  18. Outrageous.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:04am
  19. This is evil stop hurting those kids.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:22am
  20. “protect children” my ass

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:23am
  21. Poor girl. I feel so bad for the lgbtq Russians.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:33am
  22. Not so long ago a Russian band called T.a.Tu. Featuring two hypothetically lesbians was promoted everywhere and made Russia proud of their success, and now, they could almost get killed. I really don’t get it…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 6:56am
  23. Heven't you heard? T.a.Tu. will be opening the Olympics in Sochi! Fake lesbians are OK, real gay people are targets.

    Replied on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:57am
  24. Poor girl :(

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:08am
  25. These People are Ignorant Pigs, why even take down that wall?

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:28am
  26. Maybe because otherwise girls like this one will stay forever behind the wall...

    Replied on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 7:59am
  27. The Russian government is so fucked up…bigots and ignorant nut jobs….All progressive countries need to boycott and cut off relations with all the sick fucked up countries who harm and keep down their own people!!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 8:33am
  28. Posting said few flamer activists in Sochi. Putin said to be happy.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 9:34am
  29. Ridiculous hypocrisy!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:21pm
  30. Incredibly sick. Hey hey, hey ho, Putin has got to go…fat chance.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:25pm
  31. I hate what’s happening in Russia. Those poor kids. These backward laws needs reversed so some healing can begin.

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 12:25pm
  32. What a fucking sick place

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:37pm
  33. Boycott Russia and the Olympics!

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:52pm
  34. WELCOME TO RUSSIA: they are related to the German Military Leaders of WWII, who invented the PINK TRIANGLE, which they sewed on the clothing of Gay Men, shot them, then, threw them into the ovens: WELCOME TO AMERICA…WELCOME TO RUSSIA…where Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness is only for the heterosexual male…WELCOME TO AMERICA…WELCOME TO THE RIGHT WING CHRISTIAN REPUBLICAN PARTY…

    Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 2:59pm