Argentina News

Russian Lesbian couple marries and requests asylum in Argentina

Friday July 18, 2014

According to FALGBT, Federación Argentina Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales y Trans, Marina Mironova and Oksana Timofeyeva, two lesbian women from Russia, married in Buenos Aires and requested political asylum afterwards.The reason they give is the persecution back home and they believe the Latin American country can give them a free and safe life.

According to the vice-president of the Argentinean LGBT Federation, the couple already consulted the organization in 2012, shortly after the implementation of Russia’s law that prohibits the promotion of sexual minorities. Sadly the discrimination in Russia even became more extreme and the two women decided to emigrate.

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