Russian apex court rejects gay propaganda complaint
Moscow: The Russian Supreme Court Wednesday rejected a complaint from a human rights organisation over St. Petersburg`s controversial law prohibiting propaganda of homosexuality among minors.
The complaint, claiming the law was too broad and violated federal law, had been rejected by a St. Petersburg court in May.
A representative of the LGBT community said Wednesday that the court had failed to establish any harmful social impact from homosexual, lesbian, bisexual or transgender relations.
The law, penalising "the propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia among minors", came into force in St. Petersburg March 17. It provides for fines of up to about $16,000 for individuals and $160,000 for organisations promoting homosexuality.
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