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Russia: “Anti-Gay” Bill Postponed Till Nov. 30

Categories: Eastern & Central Europe, Russia, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, Law, LGBTQ+, Politics, Protest, RuNet Echo

Siberian Light reports [1] that the second reading of the “anti-gay” bill in the St. Petersburg City Duma has been postponed till Nov. 30 – “to allow time for a face-saving review of the legislation’s wording.” The AllOut.org's petition [2] calling “leaders around the world to reach out to their counterparts in the Russian government” has now been signed by 219,368 people; the new [3] goal is 250,000. LJ user madw posted a photo report [4] [ru] from the Nov. 20 rally in St. Petersburg: 150 people protested against the bill; some got attacked and beaten when the rally ended.