CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: Russia’s Supreme Court Effectively Outlaws LGBTQ+ Activism in Landmark Ruling

CHRISTIAN BREAKING NEWS: Russia’s Supreme Court Effectively Outlaws LGBTQ+ Activism in Landmark Ruling

On Thursday, Russia’s Supreme Court effectively prohibited LGBTQ+ activity, taking the most severe move yet against supporters of gay, lesbian, and transgender rights in the increasingly conservative country.

In response to a case filed by the Justice Ministry, the court declared the LGBTQ+ “movement” functioning in Russia to be an extremist group and barred it from operating.

The verdict is the most recent move in Russia’s decade-long assault on LGBTQ+ rights under President Vladimir Putin, who has prioritized “traditional family values” during his 24 years in office.

The closed-door session on Thursday lasted 4 hours.

No one was permitted in save Justice Ministry personnel, and there was no defendant.

Journalists were only allowed into the courtroom for the reading of the decision by Judge Oleg Nefedov, who was wearing a face mask for health reasons.

The case was classified, and the ministry provided no proof, only stating that authorities had discovered “signs and manifestations of an extremist nature” in the movement it seeks to outlaw, including “incitement of social and religious discord.”

Multiple rights campaigners have pointed out that the case was filed against a non-official movement, and that under its wide and ambiguous description, Russian authorities might crack down on any persons or groups perceived to be part of it.

NEWS SOURCE & LINKS:
AP

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