Originally Posted by QueenD
If I may add a thought to this topic that I think can be important to our understanding: Marat IS muslim, he's counting big time on the muslim community in Mother Russia in his political future...it would have made very little sense and very many angry people over there to vote against that rule. Anyways, I'm not saying it's a righteous rule, I'm just saying this is where I believe he comes from, cuz he's certainly NOT a homophobic bloke! Politics are what they are, you're either in or you're not...
Marat's voting has nothing to do with being muslim or russian muslim comminity. Not a single person dared to vote against this law and certainly Marat wouldn't have chosen LGBT issue to go against the system. And btw even though homophobia has become a new national idea in Russia, muslims actually seem to be less vocal than others.