Another Anti-Gay Bill Advances In Russia

“Kostroma, a region located 300 km north east of Moscow, may become the third Russian region to outlaw so called propaganda of homosexuality to minors,” GayRussia, the nation’s LGBT advocacy group reports. Members of the local Parliament “already planned to formalize the ban of homosexual propaganda by adding two articles to the existing laws ‘On Guarantees of the Rights of the Child’ and ‘Administrative Code.'” The regions of Ryazan and Arkhangelsk passed similar legislation in 2006 and it’s now being considered in St. Petersburg, where a ban has already passed first reading.