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But on Oct. 2, 289 lawmakers ignored the openly gay musician in favor of the bill.

The draft law amends several existing laws that make it illegal to talk about homosexuality in public and in media. Also illegal is the import, distribution and broadcast of video, photo and audio products that encourages homosexuality.

Those who do, risk being jailed for five years and fined for up to Hr 5,000 should the law pass a second reading and is signed by the president.

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