The State Duma in the first reading adopted a bill banning "LGBT propaganda" in Russia. Including we are talking about a ban in the media, books, the Internet, advertising and cinema.
The deputies unanimously adopted in the first reading amendments to the legislation prohibiting "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations," according to the website of the parliament.
State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said he did not rule out tightening amendments to the draft law on the complete ban on "LGBT propaganda" for the second reading.
In the summer, Volodin sent the bill for study to the relevant Committee of the State Duma with the following explanatory note:
“Family, motherhood and childhood in their traditional understanding, taken from the ancestors, are the values that ensure the continuous change of generations, are a condition for the preservation and development of the multinational people of the Russian Federation, and therefore need special protection from the state.”
Previously, liability was provided only for “LGBT propaganda” among minors.