One Crazy Summary - Russia's Anti-Gay Propaganda Law

  • Aired:  08/15/13
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Despite international backlash, Russian President Vladimir Putin defends his anti-gay law in order to "protect children." (2:52)

LET'S GET AS FAR AWAY FROM

THAT STORY AS WE POSSIBLY

CAN.

LET'S GO TO RUSSIA.

ALSO KNOWN AS THE COUNTRY TO

WHICH EDWARD SNOWDEN IS NOW

HAVING HIS MAIL FORWARDED.

NOW AS YOU'LL RECALL WHILE

THE SUPREME COURT HERE WAS

OVERTURNING THE DEFENSE OF

MARRIAGE ACT IN RUSSIA, THEY

PASSED A BRAND-NEW ANTI-GAY

PROPAGANDA LAW AND DESPITE

CRITICISM, THEY ARE

DEFENDING THEIR DECISION.

>> RUSSIAN PRESIDENT

VLADIMIR PUTIN PUBLICLY

DEFENDED THE LAW EARLIER

THIS SUMMER.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT IMPOSING

ANY KIND OF SANCTIONS

AGAINST HOMOSEXUALITY, HE

SAID THIS IS ABOUT

PROTECTING CHILDREN.

>> IS IT THOUGH?

IS IT?

ARE YOU SURE THIS ISN'T SOME

HOMOPHOBIC LEGISLATION

PASSED JUST TO PREVENT THE

YOU WEREAN POLICE WERE BEING

MADE FUN OF BECAUSE WHEN YOU

LOOK AT THEIR UNIFORMS IN

THE MIRROR THEY SAY HOMO.

YOU SURE THAT'S NOT IT?

YOU SURE THAT'S NOT IT?

THAT IS A LITTLE TRICKY WHEN

THEY ARE PULLING YOU OVER.

OLGA, HOW FAST WERE YOU

GOING.

THE GAY POLICE ARE GAINING

ON US.

REASSURINGLY, THERE'S

ACTUALLY BEEN HUGE

INTERNATIONAL REACTION

AGAINST THIS LAW.

AND IT IS TAKING ALL SORTS

OF FORMS.

>> PROTESTS IN ENGLAND,

SCOTLAND, BELGIUM, CANADA,

THE U.S.

FOR OWNERS OF GAY BARS

DUMPED JURBAN VODKA.

>> POURING VODKA INTO THE

GUTTERS.

A POWERFUL STAND AGAINST

HOMOPHOBIA AND FOR DRUNK

SEWER ALLIGATORS.

I LOVE YOU.

YOU'RE MY BEST FRIEND.

THE PROBLEM IS, THAT THIS

LAW IS JUST A PART OF A MUCH

LARGER SHIFT TOWARDS PERCENT

CUTION OF GAY PEOPLE IN

RUSSIA.

>> ANOTHER TV ANCHOR IN

RUSSIA COMING UNDER FIRE FOR

THINGS HE SAID ABOUT GAY

PEOPLE DURING A BROADCAST

LAST YEAR.

>> WE NEED TO BAN THEM FROM

DONATING BLOOD AND SPERM.

AND IF THEY DIE IN CAR

ACCIDENTS, WE NEED TO BURY

THEIR HEARTS IN THE GROUND

OR BURN THEM AS THEY ARE

UNSUITABLE FOR THE AIDING OF

ANYONE'S LIFE.

>> WHAT?

BURY THEIR HEARTS IN THE

GROUND-- I-- I THINK HE MAY

BE CONFUSING GAY PEOPLE WITH

VAMPIRES.

NEVER INVITE A GAY INTO YOUR

HOME OR WILL VISIT YOU AT

NIGHT IN THE FORM OF A BAT

OR A FINE MIST.

BUT HERE'S THE THING.

IN RUSSIA, THAT'S ACTUALLY

CONSIDERED ACCURATE

SCIENTIFIC DATA.

>> DMITRI-- INSISTS AFTER

ALL THAT HE IS NOT HOMEO

PHOBIC.

HE SAYS HE WAS SIMPLY

SUPPORTING MEDICAL RULES

DENY-- DESIGNED TO PREVENT

HIV POSITIVE MEN FROM

DONATING BLOOD OR ORGANS.

>> OH, PLEASE THAT IS

RIDICULOUS.

WHAT KIND OF COUNTRY WOULD

BAN GAY MEN FROM DONATING

BLOOD BASED ON SOME KIND OF

PATHETIC, ARCHAIC AIDS

PARANOIA.

>> RIGHT NOW IN THE UNITED

STATES GAY MEN CANNOT DONATE

BLOOD.

>> OKAY, YOU KNOW WHAT I

WON'T MISS ABOUT HOSTING

THIS SHOW, HAVING PERFECTLY

EDITED SOUND BITES ROUTINELY

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