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Putin Still Denies Gay Discrimination Is Happening In Russia

Earlier today President Vladimir Putin once again denied that gay people face any discrimination in Russia, saying that a new law, which has drawn protests worldwide, does not infringe upon their rights. He was speaking at a conference in Valdai in northwestern Russia.

The law, which Putin signed earlier this year, imposes fines of up to 5,000 rubles ($150) for individuals and 1 million rubles ($30,000) for organizations suspected of promoting
“homosexual propaganda.” Foreigners who violate the law are also subject to fines, in addition to prison sentences of up to 15 days, deportation, and denial of re-entry into Russia.

Sounds like discrimination to us.

Still, Putin maintained that the law bans only “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors” and argued that it has “no infringement on the rights of sexual minorities.”

Putin also took the opportunity to discuss his concern for European population decline, which he attributes to more and more countries allowing gay marriage.

Said he: “Europeans are dying out … and gay marriages don’t produce children. Do you want to survive by accepting immigrants? Society can’t absorb such a number of immigrants. Let us make our own choice, as we see it for our country.”

But the icing on the cake came at the end of his speech when he made a joke about his friend, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who was convicted of paying for sex with an underage female then pressuring public officials to cover it up back in June.

“Berlusconi has faced a trial for living with women,” Putin teased. “[Prosecutors] wouldn’t touch him if he were gay.”

If Putin was hoping to smooth things over with the international community in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics, he’s still got a lot of work to do. But somehow we don’t think that was his intention today.

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15 Comments

  • monisjohn

    Despicable leader of an eighteenth century country who will do anything to keep the Olympic games in his country. He claims no discrimination while we are being beaten (and more)in the streets.

  • 2eo

    As we know with religious people that just saying something doesn’t make it true.

  • MK Ultra

    Putin needs to quite the Botox. His face looks like the head of a p*nis now.
    As for denying the horrible treatment of gays in Russia, unfortunately Russians are too drunk on vodka to realize they have posted their crimes on the internet for the whole world to see. There’s even videos of Russian skinheads killing people violently.

    Russia is a cold, dark, sad place filled with brutal violence and oppression. The Russian child sex slave rings, the horrible conditions in Russian orphanages, in which many children with FAS goes days without human contact, crumbling infrastructure and widespread poverty. This, along with the videos of Russian skinheads kidnapping, beating, torturing, raping, and murdering their fellow citizens without reprimand from the government need to be put in people’s faces, in their minds.

  • Deepdow

    Then why was that anchor, Anton Krasovsky, summarily fired after revealing he was gay live on television?

    Is this dictator serious?

  • Dxley

    Is he trying to funny? I hope he dies a slow painful death. It’s quite inevitable that leaders like him end up dead in the hands of citizens. I can’t wait for the day he and that pitch black baboon Mugabe die. The world will jump for joy!

  • Eiswirth

    He’s lied so much he has no idea what the truth is. If it’s true Russian gays aren’t being discriminated against then why doesn’t he condemn and criminalize anti-gay violence? And why should young Russian heterosexuals want children when they’d have to grow up in Putin’s world? Russia’s gays can have kids (via surrogacy) but he’s criminalized them as parents. The man is a monster and a fool.

  • AnitaMann

    He’s hard line former KGB. Hard line former KGB has zero credibility. He’s also a barbarian as are many of the Russians who’ve become acclimated to violence and torture. They see nothing wrong with it and don’t view beating and killing people as discrimination.

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  • Red_Dragon_888

    Ok Russian President Dobby. How can you think we believe your lies.

  • 2eo

    @MK Ultra: No, Lefty and Fagburn have told us it isn’t happening.

  • queerty1958

    Of course there’s no gay discrimination in Russia. Oh, gotta go. My unicorn needs to be fed.

    FUCK RUSSIA!

  • DonW

    Hey Queerty, where’s your wall-to-wall Stoli propaganda? It seems to have suddenly disappeared when protesters disrupted the absurd “Stoli Guy” event in NYC (see a real gay news site for coverage).

  • 2eo

    @DonW: Don’t, they’ll ban you, we even have posters demanding people protesting be banned from the site.

    Also the protest was excellent.

  • avesraggiana

    This beady-eyed, shifty-eyed, short, balding, ex-KGB-agent, piece-of-crap needs to be taken down. He has outsmarted and outmanoeuvred every US President since Clinton and has made them all look inept, incompetent and impotent.

    It annoys me to no end to see this little Russian saw-off motherf**ker gloating with every mis-step our leaders take. Where’s OUR Mob when we need them?

  • avesraggiana

    Oh…that’s supposed to read, “sawed-off motherf**ker”.

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