Moscow, July 10, Interfax - Sexual minorities should be accepted in society and their rights should not be violated based on their sexual orientation, Russian ombudsman Tatyana Moskalkova said.
"We should accept these people, different people in society. If their rights are violated based on that, if they are denied jobs and study based on that, it will be wrong, it's written in the legislation," Moskalkova said at a meeting of the State Duma Committee on the Development of Civil Society on Wednesday.
Moskalkova said she is hosting "the leaders of this community to prevent the dialogue from stopping, to find a balance of interests."
"Democratic society should be tolerant of various religions, attitude to art and culture," she said.