Gateway Pundit | By Jim Hoft Published November 24, 2022 at 5:20pm
The Russian parliament passed a bill on Thursday that effectively outlaws any public demonstration of an LGBTQ lifestyle and behavior, as it expands a ban on “LGBT propaganda.”
According to the Guardian, the law criminalizes any attempt to promote “non-traditional sexual relations” in movies, online, advertisements, or in public.
It’s an amendment to a legislation passed in 2013 that was used to detain LGBT rights activists and barred the “promotion of nontraditional sexual relations” among minors.
“Today, such a ban (propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations) applies exclusively to children. Of course, this is clearly not enough,” said Alexander Khinshtein, chairman of the State Duma’s information committee.
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“We propose to generally extend the ban on such propaganda regardless of the age of the audience (offline, in the media, on the internet, social networks and online cinemas),” he added.
“[We will] establish a separate, even more stringent responsibility for promoting pedophilia [and] prohibit the dissemination among children not only of propaganda, but of any other information demonstrating non-traditional sexual relations and perversions,” Khinshtein wrote in a message on his Telegram channel.
A fine of up to $6,000 (or 400,000 rubles) will be imposed on those who demonstrate ‘LGBTQ propaganda.’ Companies or other legal organizations can be penalized up to $82,100 (5 million rubles).
Noncitizens will be subject to detention for up to 15 days or removal from the country.