In Russia, a draft of a law that would criminalize public expressions of affection by gay men is currently under review. The law would penalize someone who acts “in a public demonstration of personal perverted sexual preferences in public places” with a fine between 4,000 to 5,000 rubles, which is close to $65-$80. The draft law specifies that if someone is caught offending near youth centers, schools, or churches, the offender can be jailed for up to fifteen days. There is no set date for a debate regarding the draft law’s future.

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