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Graham Jones on the passing in its third reading of the anti-LGBTI bill in St. Petersburg

posted 3 Mar 2012, 11:08 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 3 Mar 2012, 11:09 ]
3 March 2012

ST PETERSBURG ANTI-LGBTI BILL PASSES FINAL HEARING
By Graham Jones

A couple of weeks ago we looked at the proposed draconian anti-LGBTI legislation in St Petersburg. 

This bill passed its final hearing on 29 February. 29 deputies voted in favor of the bill, 5 voted against, and 1 abstained. 15 deputies did not vote (either abstained, or were absent). It is due to be signed into law by the Governor of St Petersburg in less than two weeks. [Read more]
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