Russian City St. Petersburg, Hates the gays…
The city of St. Petersburg, Russia might be joining the likes of Africa and Iran in promoting a horrific anti-gay atmosphere.
Lawmakers Wednesday approved the measure on its second reading; three readings are necessary for final approval. They had approved it on its first reading in November, and the third reading is expected next week, according to international gay rights group All Out. The mayor’s signature is then required for it to become law.
“The legislation effectively outlaws any gay pride events,” reports Russian news agency RIA Novosti. “It also allows authorities to impose fines of up to 500,000 rubles ($16,700) for ‘public activities promoting homosexuality (sodomy and lesbianism), bisexualism and transgender identity’ as well as pedophilia among minors.”
via Russian City Advances Antigay Measure | World News | The Advocate.