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Russia: Bill to deny gay parents custody of their children temporarily withdrawn

| Sunday, October 20, 2013
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MOSCOW -- A bill in the Russian parliament that would have allowed government officials to remove children from homes of gay parents has been temporarily withdrawn from consideration.

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Anti-gay activists: We need a class action lawsuit against homosexuality

BRIAN TASHMAN | Right Wing Watch | Saturday, October 19, 2013
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Watch out Big Gay, prepare to be served! Rick Scarborough invited Peter LaBarbera to address his Tea Party Unity group Thursday, and the two anti-gay activists discussed ways to somehow file a “class action lawsuit” against homosexuality just like when attorneys general of many states filed a lawsuit against tobacco companies.

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Anti-gay crusader Scott Lively returns to Russia to discuss ‘traditional’ values

| Friday, October 18, 2013
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MOSCOW -- Anti-gay activist Scott Lively returned to Russia this week at the invitation of the Rockford, Ill.-based World Congress of Families (WCF), a Christian group that has opposed same-sex marriage and adoption of children by same-sex couples or LGBT parents in the United States and globally.

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Moldova’s parliament annuls anti-gay law in hopes of joining European Union

| Monday, October 14, 2013
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CHISINAU, Moldova — Moldova's parliament on Friday annulled a recently approved law prohibiting “homosexual propaganda” as it tries to secure entry into the European Union.

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Bill to deny LGBT parents custody of their children advances in Russian parliament

| Thursday, October 10, 2013
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MOSCOW -- A bill that would strip same-sex couples and LGBT individuals of custody of their children has advanced in the Russian parliament.

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How the American Right came to embrace Russia’s anti-gay crackdown

MIRANDA BLUE | Right Wing Watch | Thursday, October 3, 2013
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American conservative groups haven’t just praised Russia’s crackdown on gays. Working through several channels, American anti-gay activists quietly provided intellectual backing and international support that directly and indirectly fueled the resurgent anti-gay movement in Russia and in other former Soviet states like Lithuania, Moldova and Ukraine.

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Russian court drops ‘gay propaganda’ charge against lesbian activist

| Thursday, October 3, 2013
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RYAZAN, Russia -- A ruling by a Russian court last week that dismissed an administrative charge against a lesbian activist under a regional "gay propaganda" law, has been lauded by Russian LGBT activists as a sign that the federal law will eventually be overturned.

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You know, it’s not just about the pasta…

| Sunday, September 29, 2013
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You all know it’s not about the pasta. It’s about discrimination and intolerance and ignorance. It’s about a mindset that continues on for generations and generations – passed down through a family like Green Bay Packers or Boston Red Sox tickets. When the Chairman knew his words had created a firestorm, he said this: “I only wanted to underline the central role of the woman in the family." Well, as a woman who is also a lesbian, I feel so much better now.

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Barilla pasta chairman posts Facebook video apologizing for anti-gay remarks

| Saturday, September 28, 2013
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Facing a worldwide boycott of his products, the chairman of Barilla pasta on Friday issued his second apology in as many days after saying he "would never do an advertisemenet with a homosexual family ... if the gays don’t like it they can go an eat another brand.”

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Gambia president to United Nations: Homosexuality top global threat

| Friday, September 27, 2013
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UNITED NATIONS — The president of Gambia is using his address to the United Nations General Assembly to attack gays and lesbians, calling homosexuality one of the three "biggest threats to human existence."

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