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Anti-Gay Bill Nationwide?

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak has reportedly said federal lawmakers should consider adopting a bill calling for a fine of up to $1,600 for public actions that promote "pederasty, lesbianism, bisexuality, and transgenderism among minors."

"There is nothing more disgusting than propaganda of such things," and federal lawmakers "should think" about adopting the bill," he said Friday, Interfax reported.

(AP)

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