[JURIST] The Supreme Court of Russia [official website, in Russian] upheld the Arkhangelsk region's ban on "gay propaganda" on Thursday, but ruled that gay pride parades and other demonstrations in support of gay rights are legal. According to the court, the ban applies only to direct appeals to minors to engage in homosexual activity [RIA Novosti report] and even then information about homosexuality can still be provided to minors as long as it is neutral in tone. The ban, which...

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