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Fearing Legal Trouble, IKEA Cuts Article About Lesbian Couple From Russian Edition Of Its Magazine

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IKEA spokeswoman Ylva Magnusson says the story about the couple living with their child in London appeared in the December print edition of its club magazine and was available for customers in 25 markets worldwide, but not in Russia.

Magnusson said Wednesday that due to the advice of legal experts, IKEA was not able to publish the article because Russian law "has restrictions regarding promoting homosexual relationships."

Last year, the furniture giant was criticized for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its furniture catalog.

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