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Thursday, April 01, 2004

Duma committee turns down bills on persecution of gays
MOSCOW, April 1 (Itar-Tass) - Committee for Legislation at the State Duma, the lower house of Russian parliament, has rejected a bill of amendments to the Criminal Code that implied punishment for up to five years in jail for male homosexual relations.


Univision Talk Show Promotes Reparative Therapy for Gays

On March 25, 'Casos De Familia,' a new talk show produced by Venevision Internacional, aired a segment about reparative therapy through religion. The program was insensitive, unfair and unbalanced. During the taping, the hostess, Judith Grace, insulted the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community by making statements such as: “Would it be that all [homosexuals] have been abused, hence their sexual preference?” -- and -- “Let’s stop our relatives from touching/abusing our own children so they do not end up like this.”


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