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Ban gay Apple boss from Russia, homophobic MP urges

Ban gay Apple boss from Russia, homophobic MP urges

October 31, 2014

SAINT-PETERSBURG, Oct 31 — An outspoken Russian lawmaker behind a controversial anti-gay law today called for Apple boss Tim Cook to be banned from entering the country after he became the first CEO of a major US company to reveal he is gay. "This is a political act aimed at popularising homosexuality," Vitaly Milonov, a regional lawmaker for the ruling United Russia party in the northwestern city of Saint Petersburg, told AFP. "I believe he should be banned from entering our... Read more

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