|10-03-2013, 09:45 PM|
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Gay Issues Web Site Reporting That Russia Caving To UN Pressure
I find the "gay propaganda" law in Russia to be disgusting, but this disturbs me. If this article is true then Russia allowed a UN court to dictate law in their country. If this happened in the US I'd be pissed off:
Russia ‘gay propaganda’ law may fall after historic court ruling
A Russian judiciary court has agreed with an international ruling, a sign they could be forced to in years to come to repeal the federal law
02 October 2013 | By Joe Morgan
Back in March 2009, Irina Fet held up a poster saying 'I am proud of my homosexuality'.
Photo by Gay Russia.
A historic ruling in Russia could be the key to finding an end to the ‘gay propaganda’ laws.
Back in March 2009, gay activist Irina Fet protested against the regional homophobic law in Ryazan.
She held a placard saying ‘Homosexuality is normal’ and ‘I am proud of my homosexuality’ outside schools and libraries.
Arrested, charged and fined 1,500 rubles ($46, €34), Fet was found guilty of informing minors about homosexuality.
While her group Moscow Pride appealed the charge, they lost at a local court.
After that, the case was sent to the UN Human Rights Committee to challenge the arrest.
On 31 October 2012, the UN committee ruled in their favor, describing the law as ‘discriminatory’ and ‘arbitrary’.
They agreed the law went against the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, by violating Fet’s right to freedom of expression and protection from discrimination.
Ryazan regional court today (2 October) has now agreed with the international ruling, and cancelled all prior charges and verdicts.
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I can't vouch for the veracity of Gay Star News. Take it with your regular grain of salt. Also according to the article the Russian court system doesn't use precedents, which seems kind of weird.