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St. Petersburg’s Legislature Postponed Debate On Gay Propaganda Law

St. Petersburg’s parliament would review the bill banning so-called “gay propaganda”.

RIA Novosti has the report:

St. Petersburg?s city legislature has postponed debate on a bill imposing fines for the promotion of homosexuality after lawmakers failed to agree on its ?legal definitions.?

?We have decided to double-check all legal definitions related to this bill,? its author Vilatly Milonov, a deputy with the ruling United Russia party, told reporters on Wednesday.

Lawmakers were also at odds over the amount of the fines that would have to be paid, the city assembly’s speaker Vadim Tyulpanov said.

The bill, passed nearly unanimously in the first of the three readings needed to write it into law last Wednesday, effectively outlaws any gay pride events.

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