Canada to accept gay Russian refugees

Canada to accept gay Russian refugees

Globe and Mail: Canada's refugee board will favor claims of persecution by gay Russian asylum-seekers.

Russia has passed a new law banning gay “propaganda” – a catch-all that prohibits gay pride events and providing information to minors on “non-traditional” relationships, and exposes those who express pro-gay views to prosecution. Foreigners can be hit with fines of about $3,000, and 15 days in a Russian jail.

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