2011-12-02 13:12:00

Homosexuality bill can be passed at federal level - Kozak

St. Petersburg, December 2, Interfax - Lawmakers should consider putting forward the bill banning homosexual and pedophile propaganda at the federal level, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said.

"Probably, we should consider this topic at the federal level," Kozak told a press conference in St. Petersburg on Friday.

Any propaganda regarding non-conventional sexual relations is "an abominable thing to do," he said.

For his part, governor of St. Petersburg Georgy Poltavchenko said that if this bill is passed, "it will serve for the good of public morals." "There is nothing more abominable than propaganda regarding such things," he said.

On November 16, the St. Petersburg Legislative Assembly approved on first reading a bill imposing administrative liability for homosexual and pedophile propaganda among minors. In presenting the bill, author Vitaly Milonov said the bill must be passed to protect children from destructive information.