Russia slams UK gay host families

2012-07-18 14:01
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Moscow - The Russian Consulate in London issued a statement warning parents of poor conditions at some British language schools and specifying that some were placing students in gay families.

In a statement published only in Russian on its website on Tuesday, the consulate said parents had complained over poor living conditions and said there were "cases of children being housed with the families of homosexuals".

It also said that language students "experienced rude treatment in host families and some were refused food".

The consulate warned Russian parents to "pay special attention" when choosing language schools through local agents.

It also posted the warning on its Russian-language Twitter account late on Tuesday.

Russia at a G8 foreign ministers' meeting in Washington in April refused to sign up to a statement reaffirming the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and condemning discrimination.

It argued these groups were not "separate rights holders under international human rights law".

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