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October 8, 2012

Russian Orthodox Christians demand gay bar ban over fears nightspots 'entice' people to be LGBT

Russian religious activists are calling for the closure of gay clubs in Moscow, to stop people being 'enticed' to become homosexual.

Members of Orthodox Christian group, the Narodny Sobor (People’s Council), are petitioning the Russian capital's parliament to ban the city's gay bars and clubs.

'We conducted a study earlier and found that such a law would not contradict international law. Homosexuality, as well as its propaganda, is a grave sin,' Oleg Kassin, co-chairman of the group told Izvestia daily.

January 20, 2012

LA's Villaraigosa and New York's Bloomberg among those in group

Seventy-eight mayors from U.S. cities large and small gathered in Washington D.C. Friday (20 January) and announced their support of gay marriage.

The group, in the capitol for the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors, included New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (pictured), San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino.