The California Senate on Tuesday approved a resolution that urges California's two largest pension funds not to invest in Russia.

Senators approved the measure with a 29-1 bipartisan vote.

Senate Resolution 18 (SR 18) was introduced by Senator Mark Leno, an openly gay Democrat from San Francisco, in response to laws signed by President Vladimir Putin. One law prohibits gay couples from adopting Russian-born children, while a second prohibits the public promotion of gay rights where minors might be present, effectively banning Gay Pride marches and similar demonstrations. Russian officials have said that its “gay propaganda” law would be in effect at the Winter Olympics at Sochi and that athletes or guests who violate the law will be detained.

SR 18 calls on CalPERS and CalSTRS, which together manage more than $400 billion in assets, to stop making direct future investments in Russia and urges other organizations planning large events inside Russia, including the Miss Universe Pageant, to find new venues outside Russia.

“I am pleased that my colleagues in the Senate today took a stand against the persecution of LGBT people in Russia,” Leno said in an emailed statement. “Recent news reports confirm that violence against LGBT people has increased since these new anti-gay laws took effect, reinforcing our belief that the host country of the Winter Olympics aims to promote continued discrimination against its citizens and international visitors based solely on sexual orientation and gender identity. We must not tolerate, nor invest in, such blatant violations of human rights.”

SR 18 is now the official position of the Senate.

(Related: Johnny Weir wears Russian uniform in arguing against Olympic boycott.)