Russia’s gay rights activists have come under intense fire after the city legislature in St. Petersburg approved a bill to impose fines for the "promotion" of homosexuality.
Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to pass the bill in its first reading on Wednesday, following a similar ban in the southern Astrakhan and central Ryazan regions.
Under the new provisions, conceived by the ruling United Russia party, “public activities promoting sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality and transgender identity” among minors are punishable by a fine of up to 3,000 rubles ($97.50).
An organization could fork out anything between 10,000 to 50,000 rubles.
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