Petition asks Oakland City Council to send message to Russia without love

There are 9 comments on the Aug 14, 2013, Oakland Local story titled Petition asks Oakland City Council to send message to Russia without love. In it, Oakland Local reports that:

An online petition is urging the City of Oakland to end a sister city relationship with its Russian counterpart in protest of the country's anti-gay laws.

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Since: Apr 13

Podolsk, Russia

#3 Aug 15, 2013
Why do American gays are so odsessed with what`s going on in Russia? There are a lot of countries where gays are put in jail for being gays, yet, American gays seem to don`t care about these countries.
Eduardo

Torreķn, Mexico

#4 Aug 15, 2013
Russian Ubermensch wrote:
Why do American gays are so odsessed with what`s going on in Russia? There are a lot of countries where gays are put in jail for being gays, yet, American gays seem to don`t care about these countries.
That's a good question:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_c...

Maybe it has to do with the fact that it is the only major power where it is illegal. It really isn't the same to protest when is some country that they won't visit even if homosexuality was legal there.
Look at the first map in the link, homosexuality isn't exactly legal in the former British colonies in the Caribbean (for example: Belize, Jamaica, and Guyana) despite the strong Western influence in the area.
Serrano Red

Perryton, TX

#7 Aug 18, 2013
queers not gay
Up Yours

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Aug 18, 2013
Serrano Red wrote:
queers not gay
or Fäggöts & D˙kes

“In the cockles of weirdness”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#9 Aug 19, 2013
Eduardo wrote:
<quoted text>
That's a good question:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_c...
Maybe it has to do with the fact that it is the only major power where it is illegal.
Saudi Arabia isn't a major power? Please tell Washington!
Eduardo

Mexico

#11 Aug 19, 2013
-sunshine wrote:
<quoted text>Saudi Arabia isn't a major power? Please tell Washington!
I didn't know Washington considered Saudi Arabia a major power. But then again they have all sorts of weird ideas. Saudi Arabia is a resource rich country that spends a disproportionately large part of their money on weapons.
the independent

United States

#12 Aug 19, 2013
Homosexuality isn't illegal in Russia, you drama queen.

“In the cockles of weirdness”

Since: Oct 12

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#13 Aug 19, 2013
the independent wrote:
Homosexuality isn't illegal in Russia, you drama queen.
I know!
How much difference is there between a law against homosexual propaganda and our own "don't ask, don't tell" in the military?
Amused

Pleasanton, CA

#14 Aug 19, 2013
One would think that the Oakland City Counsel has more important things to deal with, such as: CRIME, CRIME, and CRIME. Did I mention the CRIME problem in Oakland?

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