Moscow to restrict ‘homosexual propaganda’ after St. Petersburg
Russia becomes more restrictive to any ‘homosexual propaganda’ among minors as the lawmakers say. The Moscow City Duma discussed yesterday over a draft bill which is about to prohibit “propaganda relating to any form of sexual relations with those below the age of consent,” Russia Today TV station informs.
“Such a law banning the propaganda, not only of non-traditional, but of any sexual relations to the underage, must exist in Moscow. We should work on this,” the chairman of the Moscow City Duma, Nikolai Platonov was quoted as saying.
The statesmen believe that such a law should be enacted at the federal level.
“It is a pity that lately this problem has become a line of struggle between the people of traditional and non-traditional sexual orientation,” said Mr. Platonov, quoted by RT.com.
According to RIA Novosti, gay right activists protested in front of the Moscow City Duma expressing their dissatisfaction with such a bill. The policemen deployed supplementary forces to the building, but everything went proper.
A similar law was already adopted and enacted in St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city. Those who will violate the law will be fined with $16,000. A straight Russian man was already arrested weeks ago for holding a gay right banner in St. Petersburg.