Russia Bans Drivers With Sexual Or Gender 'Disorders'
Russia says banning driver's licenses for those with certain "disorders" will cut down on road deaths.By Evan Thomas | January 9, 2015
Russia says those with what it calls "disorders" of sexual preference or gender identity can no longer hold driver's licenses.
A list came down from Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev's office last month that disqualifies those with certain mental or behavioral disorders from driving.
The order references certain subsections of the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases: mental, gender or sexual identity disorders including transsexualism, fetishism, exhibitionism, compulsive theft or pathological gambling.