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Putin said gays are fine if they leave kids alone

  • Putin was probably trying to be nice towards homosexuals in Russia but it didn't end up coming out right. He mentioned that they should be at ease as long as they "leave kids alone, please."

    Putin appeared to have equated pedophilia and homosexuality while elaborating his statement. 

    "We have no ban on nontraditional sexual relations," he said. "We have a ban on propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia, I want to underline that, on propaganda among minors."

    This issue has been causing plenty of problems regarding the Sochi Games since several high profile people such as President Obama are skipping it. 

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