Siberian Lawmakers Pass Anti-’Gay Propaganda’ Bill
A Siberian regional legislature passed in the first reading on Thursday a bill banning promotion of homosexual, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender practices among minors and adopted it in its Administrative Offenses Code. “It’s mainly about various gay parades…about their promotion among minors. It’s about preventing people who are not related to homosexuality from explaining to their kids what is going on,” said Alexander Ilushchenko who oversees a regional committee on culture, education, sports and youth policy . The bill which stipulates that “gay propaganda” should be viewed as an administrative offense, will also be debated in a final second reading by the lawmakers in Russian Siberian city of Novosibirsk.