Hillary Clinton US Presidential candidate's campaign video featuring gay couple rated 18+ in Russia

Russian independent channel, TV Rain was forced to give a rating stamp that means the video is for mature audiences because of fears it might run afoul of the country's anti-gay propaganda law.

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United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton's campaign video has gotten an 18+ rating in Russia having featured a gay couple holding hands.

According to CNN, Russian independent channel, TV Rain was forced to give a rating stamp that means the video is for mature audiences because of fears it might run afoul of the country's anti-gay propaganda law.

The channel told CNN that it didn't want to break the controversial law, which bans "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations around minors" and bars public discussion of gay rights and relationships within earshot of children.

According to a TV Rain spokesman:

"There are no legal precedents for this law, so we just don't know what comes under this law and (what) doesn't, therefore, fearing to break the law, especially given the high attention to TV Rain from the supervising authorities, we decided to put a marker (on the video)."

Clinton's video which was released over the weekend to announce the start of her 2016 U.S. presidential campaign features about five seconds of two men holding hands. One of the men says, "I'm getting married this summer to someone I really care about."

Clinton declared her support for same-sex marriage in early 2013, saying that "gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights."

While Russia's controversial anti-gay propaganda was passed by the Russian Parliament and signed by President Vladimir Putin in July 2013.

Check out Hillary Clinton's campaign video with the supposed controversial clip below.

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