Conflict & Justice

Gay Marriage in Russia: Journalist Masha Gessen Shares Her Family's Story

In Russia, there's very little support for same sex marriage.

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(This story is based on a radio interview. Listen to the full interview.)

In fact, several Russian municipalities have passed "homosexual propaganda" laws banning any mention of same sex marriage in front of minors.

Masha Gessen, director of Radio Liberty's Russian Service, has written about these laws from a very personal perspective as a gay parent in Russia.

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Gessen about how the laws have affected her family.

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    Russian police detain a gay rights activist during a protest in St.Petersburg May 1, 2012. Seventeen gay rights activists were detained in Russia's second city on Tuesday, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR31G4Q

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    Russian police detain a gay rights activist during a protest in St.Petersburg May 1, 2012. Seventeen gay rights activists were detained in Russia's second city on Tuesday, local media reported. REUTERS/Stringer (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR31G4Q

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