2012-11-29 13:45:00

Bastrykin: European liberalism on sexual minorities' rights has become extreme

Moscow, November 29, Interfax - Alexander Bastrykin, the head of the Investigations Committee, believes the support by many European countries of same-sex marriage has reached unacceptable levels.

"We in Russia have one stance on [the observance of sexual minorities rights], and our Western friends have a totally different, hypocritical stance," Bastrykin said at an interdepartmental collegium on the protection of children from crime held on Thursday.

Bastrykin recalled that a law on same-sex marriage has recently been passed in France.

"The Baltic states, Sweden, and so forth, Parent 1 and Parent 2. There is a huge amount of such information coming our way," Bastrykin said.

"Europe has probably become too extreme in its liberalism. However, we should clearly oppose it," he said.