Russia's Supreme Court has recognized the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) movement as extremist and banned its activities in the country, TASS reported.
The decision was made at the request of the Ministry of Justice. It shall be immediately enforceable.
The session of the Russian Supreme Court was held behind closed doors due to the presence of secret materials in the case. Respondent's representatives did not appear in court.
It took the magistrates about four hours to get acquainted with the evidence presented by the Ministry of Justice.
In the lawsuit it was noted, various signs and manifestations of extremist orientation were found in the activities of the movement on the territory of the Russian Federation, including incitement to social and religious discord.
In 2013, Russia passed the first law restricting the rights of the LGBT community. Known as the "gay propaganda law," it prohibits any public endorsement to minors of "nontraditional sexual relations."
Constitutional reforms passed in 2020 by President Vladimir PutinVladimir Putin - a Russian politician. Born on October 7, 1952 in Leningrad, now St. Petersburg.In order to extend his rule for two more terms, they also included a provision banning same-sex marriage.
Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev lovers?
Follow the channel on