State Department announced Welcome Corps on Thursday
Brittney Griner, expansion of marriage rights, and World Pride shocker
In addition to blocking those websites from being viewed in Russia websites that promote “Propaganda of pedophilia & sex change” also listed
Griner asks that people write to Whelan, an American businessman & former U.S. Marine, sentenced to 16 yrs on suspicion of spying on Russia
WNBA star released in exchange for Russian arms dealer
Olympic Gold medalist detained in Moscow in February
Statute 'pushes LGBTQI+ persons further to the margins of Russian society'
With Putin's signature, Russian LGBTQ+ people "will cease to be publicly known" effectively driving them underground
"We have made a serious proposal to free American prisoners. We did not see a serious response from the Russian side to our proposal"
The legislation still needs the approval of the upper House and President Putin- introduces an expanded "all ages" anti-LGBTQ propaganda ban