January 9, 2015
Russia is not just trolling the trannies. They have now banned them from holding driver’s licenses, like “sorry faggot, looks like you’re going to have to walk to your homo drug party.”
Fetishism, exhibitionism and voyeurism are also included as “mental disorders” now barring people from driving.
The government says it is tightening medical controls for drivers because Russia has too many road accidents.
“Pathological” gambling and compulsive stealing are also on the list. Russian psychiatrists and human rights lawyers have condemned the move.
Valery Evtushenko at the Russian Psychiatric Association voiced concern about the driving restrictions, speaking to the BBC Russian Service. He said some people would avoid seeking psychiatric help, fearing a driving ban.
The Association of Russian Lawyers for Human Rights called the new law “discriminatory”. It said it would demand clarifications from the Russian Constitutional Court and seek support from international human rights organisations.
But the Professional Drivers Union supported the move. “We have too many deaths on the road, and I believe toughening medical requirements for applicants is fully justified,” said the union’s head Alexander Kotov.