MoveOn Urges U.S. To Cut ‘Sister-City’ Relations With Russia In Wake Of Anti-Gay Laws


Members of the liberal advocacy group are launching petitions Wednesday urging their hometowns to cut “sister-city” relationships with cities in Russia due to the country’s recent wave of anti-gay laws that allow for violence and discrimination against LGBT people.

In petitions for 27 cities across the country, MoveOn members are saying, “We value and cherish our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender residents and will not tolerate discrimination against our LGBT brothers and sisters by a ‘sister city.’”