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Russian Court Rules Authorities Cannot Ban Gay Events Under ‘Propaganda’ Law

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A St. Petersburg, Russia judge has ruled that authorities were in the wrong to preemptively ban gay public events using the state’s new “anti-propaganda” law. According to the ruling, officials cannot predict whether an event would amount to “propaganda” before it takes place. In addition, they don’t actually have the standing to cancel or ban events, merely suggest alternative times and places.

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