Russia: New anti-gay bill calls for 1 million ruble fines

11 Jun

76 Crimes, June 10, 2013 by 

Duma building in Moscow

Duma building in Moscow

The Duma, Russia’s parliament, is preparing to act June 11 on a bill that would provide for fines of up to 1 million rubles (US$31,000) for organizations that discuss any positive aspects of homosexuality in the presence of children.

It would also outlaw such discussions on the Internet, because children might read them there.

The newly revised version of the bill, which  passed on a first reading on Jan. 25, would also allow gay pride parades only in remote locations, such as a field or a forest far from children.

“Our bill does not ban gay parades, but they will be possible only in places, where presence of children is excluded absolutely,” said Elena Mizulina, the chair of the Duma committee that has been working on the bill.  “In a field, in a forest.”

The Itar-Tass news service reported:

The Gazeta.Ru, an online newspaper, asked Mizulina if Madonna will be expelled from Russia should she be wearing during her performance a t-shirt with a drawing of kissing men. The deputy said she would not rule out a scenario of the kind.

Mizulina continued, saying the bill was not hazardous – on the contrary, it protected children. “We are not banning generally propaganda of homosexuality; among the adults or at special clubs – please, go ahead, and we are not introducing criminal responsibility for sodomy, as it used to be back in the times of the USSR,” she said.

Head of Russia’s Human Rights Council Mikhail Fedotov says the bill contains a dangerous tendency – splitting the society on the basis of sexual orientation.

English: Logo of Russian LGBT network Русский:...

Logo of Russian LGBT Network (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If the bill becomes law, “any mentioning of sexual relationships considered “non-traditional” by the law enforcer will be fined,” according to the Russian LGBT Network.

For more information, see the Russian LGBT Network’s discussion of the new version of the bill.



2 Responses to “Russia: New anti-gay bill calls for 1 million ruble fines”

  1. Ms.G June 11, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

    HOW can kindergarten students b pro-gay? someone somewhere is not doing their job. at that age they cant even differentiate gender.

    • sendson04 June 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

      Ms. G.
      Thank you for following my informative blog. I conform (to you) this report is well sourced, fair and balanced i however want you to try think about or answer my earlier set question “SOME PEOPLE ARE GAYS, SHOULD WE LIVE WITH THEM!”


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