8 States have laws similar to Russia’s in the U.S.

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The article Washington Post raised a very valid agreement in the article titled “ U.S. hypocrisy over Russia’s anti gay laws” through stating that there are currently 8 states in America, which have similar propaganda laws to Russia. Although the U.S. is much more ahead of Russia when it comes to equal rights for LGBT their eights states which prohibits LGBT promotion makes them hypocrites for criticizing Russia. The eight states, which currently have the “no promo homo” laws, are Alabama, Arizona, Mississippi, Louisiana, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

This article argues that the U.S. must take immediate action to repeal these laws before they can go bashing other countries. The article states “sometimes the moral failings of others can help us see moral failings in ourselves.” I agree with this argument as clearly the U.S. government was over looking the fact that these laws are still in place in some states. The violence occurring in Russia due to these laws poses as a warning of what could occur in some states in the U.S. if these laws continue to be in place. If the U.S. wants to be the free of speech and equal rights country they claim to be they need to take further action in ensuring LGBT equality. That way they will be able to scrutinize other countries for their anti-gay laws without seeming like hypocrites.

 

Article Found at:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/us-hypocrisy-over-russias-anti-gay-laws/2014/01/31/3df0baf0-8548-11e3-9dd4-e7278db80d86_story.html

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