A Russian man has launched a lawsuit against Apple, claiming an iPhone app turned him gay. He says this comes after an incident involving GayCoin crypto-currency.
Homosexuality was decriminalised in Russia inbut anti-gay prejudice is still widespread. InRussia passed legislation banning the spreading of what it described as gay propaganda.
This officially bans the "promotion of non-traditional lifestyles to minors" but in effect outlaws LGBT activism. A of campaigners have been attacked and killed in the past year.
So what's happened? In a suit filed on 20 September, it is pihone a crypto-currency called "GayCoin" was delivered via a smartphone app, rather than the Bitcoin he had ordered.
Crypto-currency is basically virtual money - like an online version of cash - and Bitcoin and GayCoin are some of those currencies According to the complaint, the GayCoin crypto-currency arrived with a note saying: "Don't judge until you try". I decided to try same-sex relationships," the iphohe wrote.
Apple "pushed" him "towards homosexuality through manipulation", he claims. The court will hear the complaint on 17 October, according to information on its website.
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