Putin Signs Law Expanding Ban On LGBT “Propaganda”

The Associated Press reports:

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a law that significantly expands restrictions on activities seen as promoting LGBT rights in the country.

A 2013 law banned what authorities deem to be spreading “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” to minors. The new law expands that ban to spreading such information to people aged 18 and older.

The new law outlaws advertising, media and online resources, books, films and theater productions deemed to contain such “propaganda.” The fines range from 100,000 to 4 million rubles ($1,660-$66,000). For some violations, foreigners could face 15 days’ detention prior to expulsion.

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