24 May 2012, 11:17
Kaliningrad region may pass anti-gay law
Kaliningrad, May 24, Interfax - The Kaliningrad region's parliament will consider an amendment to the region's Code of Administrative Violations, which envisions fines for "homosexual propaganda" and pedophilia.
"Parliamentarian Oleg Bolychev suggested adding two articles to the region's Code of Administrative Violations. The first envisions punishment for spreading propaganda of homosexuality, bisexuality, and transgenderism among minors," the region's parliament told Interfax.
The parliamentarian, who is officially a millionaire, co-owner of the Vester retail chain and the father of many children, proposes a fine in an amount of 3,000-5,000 rubles for private individuals, 30,000-50,000 rubles for officials, and 500,000 to 1 million rubles for legal entities.
Bolychev defines public actions aimed at promoting pedophilia as "activities aimed at deliberate and uncontrolled dissemination of information cultivating in society distorted ideas of compliance with social norms of intimate relations between people who are of legal age and minors."
The parliamentarian interprets propaganda of homosexuality, bisexuality and transgender as "deliberate and uncontrolled dissemination of information capable of harming the health, moral and spiritual development of minors, including cultivating in them distorted ideas of social equality and traditional and non-traditional marriage relations."
The amendments proposed by the parliamentarian have already been approved by the Kaliningrad region's government and the Justice Ministry Department for the Kaliningrad region.
The amendment will be considered by the region's parliamentary committee on security and law and order in the nearest future.