The Russian federal law "for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values" , also known in English-language media as the "gay propaganda law"  and the "anti-gay law" ,     is a bill that was unanimously approved by the State Duma on 11 June with just one MP abstaining— Ilya Ponomarev ,  and was signed into law by President Vladimir Putin on 30 June The Russian government's stated purpose for the law is to protect children from being exposed to homosexuality —content presenting homosexuality as being a norm in society—under the argument that it contradicts traditional family values. The statute amended the country's child protection law and the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses , to prohibit the distribution of " propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships " among minors. This definition includes materials that "raises interest in" such relationships, cause minors to "form non-traditional sexual predispositions", or "[present] distorted ideas about the equal social value of traditional and non-traditional sexual relationships.
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Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities. Of the 18 groups profiled below, the Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC will be listing 13 next year as hate groups, reflecting further research into their views; those are each marked with an asterisk. Viewing homosexuality as unbiblical does not qualify organizations for listing as hate groups. Abiding Truth Ministries serves mainly as a launching pad for an international anti-gay campaign. Its founder, Scott Lively, is also responsible for a book, widely cited by gay-bashers, accusing homosexuals of running the Nazi Party.
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