MOSCOW – Two Russian bloggers say they were met with threats and violence when they walked through Moscow streets holding hands to gauge attitudes toward gays.
The men, who are straight and run a popular video blog, say they decided to use a hidden camera to record reactions in an "experiment" after a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to recognize same-sex marriage.
The video shows the two young men being threatened, and one man tries to push them off the sidewalk.
Gays face widespread discrimination in Russia, which passed a law in 2013 imposing fines for spreading "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" to minors.
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