The new bill introduces fines or arrest for up to 15 days for public expression of nontraditional sexual relationships. The bill will be introduced to the parliament on 19th of January 2015.
According to the new bill, public speeches in defense of LGBT people will be also punished. In fact the new law will prohibit any activity protecting the vulnerable LGBT group, which includes more than 5 million people in the Russian Federation.
The law banning “propaganda of nontraditional relationships,” adopted earlier by Duma, has led to increased homophobia and social hatred in the society, to the growth of aggression and even the brutal murders of homosexuals and people suspected of homosexuality.
Therefore SWAN is calling to sign the petition in support of the LGBT community and their rights.
On this link you can sign the petition.