When the last time you have been to Russia? Do you know every citizen in Russia has a chance to vote for president? Putin got around 65% in 2012! Do you have a chance in US to vote for your president?--> You have a good show on TV, but no chance to put your vote in a box
This legislation could be disgrace for you, but it got almost 100% votes in Russian parliament. 99% Russians are happy about it, do you really think 140 000 000 Russians are wrong.
This is not antigay legislation, it is legislation “prohibiting propaganda of homosexuality to minors” and it was enacted on June 30. It’s an amendment to the law “On protecting children from information harmful to their health and development”. If it is not important to US citizens, it doesn't mean it is not important to Russians. In many Russian people minds homosexualism is related to criminals, who have been to jail.
Multicultural Russia has her own history, cultural roots, fundamentals and way of development, and nobody from western world has no rights to dictate to 140000000 Russians how to build healthy society.
Western dictators gain only hate towards them from Russian people by interfering in internal affairs.
This is from Russian officials:
“It bears remembering that this legislation has nothing to do with discrimination against sexual minorities, which, as any other discrimination, is absolutely prohibited by the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The amendments have been adopted solely for the sake of protecting children, who can be too young to objectively and critically assess the information forced upon them, which might do harm to their psyche and imbed distorted perceptions concerning human relations,” Dolgov said.
I really want to know how many people in US will disagree with bolded part