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Rudd's sister calls for Putin-style ban on gays in public

KEVIN Rudd's sister wants Australia to introduce a Vladimir Putin-style ban on schoolchildren being taught about homosexuality.

Loree Rudd - who says she is unlikely to help her brother on election day because she opposes his support for gay marriage - believes the maverick Russian leader's hardline view on homosexuality is more enlightened than Western leaders.

"It's like he (Putin) can see the problem ahead," Ms Rudd, 62, who has just returned from a visit to Russia, said.

"I think that there should be a law (in Australia) protecting children from the propaganda of homosexuality as normal. They're trying to build their family life and structure in Russia and people in the West don't seem to understand our family life and structures are breaking down.

"I guess the bottom line, if there's one thing I can say that can't be challenged, it's that society needs to protect its children as best they can."

Read more at News.com.au

Should homosexuality be taught about in schools?

This poll ended on 14 July 2014.

Current Results

Yes. It's a part of life.

35%

No. It's not the place.

21%

Depends on the context.

15%

It should not be promoted as a way of life.

28%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

Topics:  discrimination federal election 2013 homophobia homosexuality religion


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