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Tue July 16, 2013
Anti-gay laws in Russia may end sister-city relationship in Michigan
The city of Lansing may end its sister-city relationship with St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Russian city recently passed an anti-homosexual ordinance and arrested people during a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender rally.
Jody Washington is a Lansing City Council member. She says Michigan’s capital city shouldn’t have any kind of friendly agreement with a city that violates human rights.
“I think we need to take a very strong stand against this,” says Washington, “They need to learn that this behavior is just not accepted by folks in Lansing, Michigan, and we will not tolerate it.”
Lansing’s mayor’s office is expected to report back to the city council on the matter next week.