News Wrap: Russian lawmakers expand restrictions on promoting LGBTQ rights

News Wrap: Russian lawmakers expand restrictions on promoting LGBTQ rights

Russian politicians approve bill banning LGBTQ ‘propaganda’ Legal experts say the legislation is so vague, law enforcement officers can interpret it as broadly as they wish. Russia’s lower house of parliament has approved unanimously a bill that effectively outlaws any expression of LGBTQ life. The new law widens a ban on “LGBT propaganda” and restricts the “demonstration” of LGBTQ behaviour, making any action or information that is deemed to promote homosexuality – whether in public, online or in films, books …