Two steps forward, one step back for sexual progress in Europe. On Friday, Russian lawmakers filed a bill in the lower house of parliament to expand the country’s notorious “gay propaganda” law to all forms of sex. Without citing any actual statistics, the bill claims Russians are losing their virginity at a younger age, which is why people who produce any forms of “sexually explicit media” should be punished. In contrast to that questionable flow of logic, Northern Cyprus voted to repeal the last sodomy law in Europe.
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