Bill on liability for ‘LGBT propaganda’ receives positive feedback from Russian government

The government of the Russian Federation has given a positive response to the bill on liability for “LGBT propaganda”, says the bill’s creator, chairman of the State Duma’s Committee on Information Policy, Alexander Khinshtein.

“Now, it’s official: I received a positive review of the bill on liability for LGBT propaganda from the Government. All comments have been taken into consideration,” he wrote in a Telegram post.

Khinshtein promised to present this bill as well as the bill on “prohibiting LGBT propaganda” during the State Duma hearings on 17 October.

In August, Khinshtein sent his bill on liability for “LGBT and paedophilia propaganda” to Russia's government for review. He offered to give citizens fines of up to 200,000 rubles (€3,400) for the “propaganda of non-traditional relations”.

“Public encouragement of non-traditional sexual relationships is dangerous not only to children and young people who are not yet able to think critically, but also for the entire society as it threatens our country’s population growth and economical development. Moreover, such propaganda is against Russia’s new Constitution,” the bill’s explanatory note read.

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