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Man Killed in Homophobic Attack in Moscow Deserves Justice

Expand Roman Edakov (lower) and his partner Evgeny Efimov at a picnic in June 2019, days before he was killed. © private Last week, the speaker of Russia’s lower chamber of the parliament, Piotr Tolstoi demanded that the country’s constitution explicitly state marriage is a “union between a man and a woman.” “This will create a barrier to the efforts to bestow some special additional rights on the persons of non-traditional LGBT orientation,” he said. The reality is that far from getting “additional” rights, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Russia still struggle to enjoy…

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