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LGBT Group Wants Russian Parliament Dissolved

By Neal Broverman

As Russia considers a national antigay bill, one of the country's LGBT groups is calling for the dissolution of parliament.

The legislative body, or Duma, is weighing a bill to ban gay "propaganda," which would punish any journalist or artist who presents homosexuality in what is deemed a positive light. The nation's Rainbow Association is not only planning a protest against the legislation, but wants the entire Duma dissolved.

Rainbow Association chairman Andrei Obolensky and deputy Pavel Samburov urged "everyone who shares our ideas to join us and help prepare, organize and hold a rally against all antinational bills that the State Duma has adopted or plans to adopt, and to promote the dissolution of the Duma."

The Duma passed a draft "propaganda" bill in January. Read more here.

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