A Kazakhstan advertizing agency is being fined an astromonical amount for creating a poster featuring two men kissing.
Havas Worldwide Kazakhstan says there is no way it can pay the 34 million tenge ($186,000, €146,000) and plans to appeal.
The agency has also been ordered to issue an apology in the national media.
Dariya Khamitzhanova, Havas' general director, told Kapital.kz the ruling was 'nonsense'.
'Not one of the 34 plaintiffs appeared in court,' she said. 'The whole hearing was marred by procedural violations'.