California Democrats introduced a bill in the state senate urging state pensions CalPERS and CalSTRS not to invest future pension funds in Russia, citing that government's treatment of LGBT people.

Sens. Mark Leno, Darrell Steinberg and Ricardo Lara introduced the resolution. Equality California also sponsored the bill.

The move follows the enactment of a law that promises arrest, detainment and up to 15 days in in prison for any person or group found publically supportive of LGBT equality. This means anything from a same-sex couple's public display of affection, to a person disclosing homosexuality or even displaying LBGT symbols such as a rainbow. President Vladimir Putin signed the law on June 30, 2013.

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