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on August 26, 2013 in World News

Russia may bring back gay blood donor ban

Russia may bring back gay blood donor ban Russia could soon reintroduce the ban on blood and organ donations for gay men, but offer them free treatment facilitating ‘conversion’ to heterosexuals, a senior Russian MP has said. “We will suggest amendments to the law on donors that reintroduce homosexuality to the list of contraindications for blood donations in Health Ministry instructions,” said State Duma MP Mikhail Degtyarev, who is also a Moscow mayoral candidate from the populist-nationalist party LDPR. The politician told a news conference in Moscow that in his view such a step could not be considered discriminatory, as… View Article

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