Russian media watchdog is considering whether to banning “gay” emojis under the “propaganda” law.

The media watchdog in Russia is considering a ban on same-sex “gay” emojis if an investigation finds that they are breaking the non-traditional relationship law, which was introduced in 2013.

Mikhail Marchenko, a Russian senator claims that the same-sex couple emojis which were recently released on Apple’s latest operating system for its iPhones are breaking the “propaganda” law. The new emoji pack includes a vast array of different pairings of same-sex and opposite couples as well as same-sex parents with children.

The law which was passed in 2013 forbids the promotion of “non-traditional” sexual relationships to anyone under the age of 18.

Last year Facebook launched a number of gay pride icons for users to celebrate Pride season.

 



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