The Legislative Assembly of the city of Sevastopol submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation a bill that introduces fines for promoting non-traditional sexual relations in Russia. The amendments are provided for in the Code of the Russian Federation on Administrative Offenses (CAO) of the Russian Federation. The draft law has been published on the website of the lower house of parliament.
Are there no fines for LGBT propaganda now?
The current Code of Administrative Offenses contains Article 6.21 “Propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors”. The initiative of the Legislative Assembly of Sevastopol provides for responsibility for the dissemination of LGBT propaganda in general. The bill proposes to transform Art. 6.21 of the Code of Administrative Offenses into a new article 6.37 “Promotion of non-traditional sexual relations”.
What exactly do they want to fine for?
The bill provides for fines for promoting non-traditional sexual relations. According to the text of the draft law, such propaganda can be expressed as follows:
1. In the dissemination of information in order to form non-traditional sexual attitudes, make non-traditional sexual relations attractive, consolidate distorted ideas about the social equivalence of traditional and non-traditional sexual relations.
2. In the imposition of information about non-traditional sexual relationships, which arouses interest in such relationships.
The explanatory note to the bill states that propaganda is understood as active public actions that form attitudes or stereotypes of behavior in the mind, as well as activities that encourage you to take any action or refrain from doing it.
The authors of the initiative note that the ban on the promotion of non-traditional sexual relations does not exclude the dissemination and receipt of relevant information of a general, neutral content. It is also not prohibited to legally hold public events, including open debates about the social status of sexual minorities, without imposing their attitudes.
The explanatory note also states that the proposed penalties do not imply interference with sexual self-determination individuals, do not prohibit or condemn non-traditional sexual relations, do not prevent the use by LGBT representatives of all ways not prohibited by law of expressing their position and protecting their rights and legitimate interests.
What penalties do they want to introduce for promoting non-traditional relationships?
Legislators propose to introduce the following fines for promoting non-traditional sexual relations:
• for citizens — from 40 thousand to 50 thousand rubles;
• for officials — from 100 thousand to 500 thousand rubles;
• for legal entities — from 1 million to 5 million rubles. or suspension of activities for up to 90 days.
Separate fines are provided for LGBT propaganda among minors (if these actions do not contain a criminally punishable act):
x for citizens — from 50 thousand to 100 thousand rubles;
• for officials — 500 thousand rubles;
• for legal entities — 5 million rubles or suspension of activities for up to 90 days.
If propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations was disseminated through the media or information and telecommunication networks, including on the Internet, the fines are as follows:
• for citizens — from 100 thousand to 500 thousand rubles;
• for officials — from 500 thousand to 1 million rubles;
• for legal entities — up to 10 million rubles or suspension of activities for up to 90 days.
According to the bill, offenders-foreigners and stateless people face deportation from the country and a fine of 40 thousand to 100 thousand rubles. or arrest for up to 15 days before deportation. If propaganda was disseminated by them in the media or on the Internet, the amount of a possible fine is higher: from 100 thousand to 500 thousand rubles
Source: https://sozd.duma.gov.ru /
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