MOSCOW, October 20. /TASS/. A bill banning propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations in the media, on the Internet, in advertisements, books and movies has been submitted to Russia’s State Duma (the lower house of parliament).
Head of the State Duma Committee on Information Policy Alexander Khinshtein said earlier that the bill had been sponsored by 390 lawmakers, including the chamber’s Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.
The document bans propaganda of non-traditional relations, pedophilia and the display of LGBT-related information and information encouraging gender change among teenagers, on the Internet, in the media, in books, on audio and visual platforms, in movies and advertisements.
The bill also introduces a mechanism restricting children’s access to LGBT-related information on paid services. In particular, it demands users enter codes or take other actions to confirm their age. In addition, the document suggests banning audio and visual services from spreading information harmful to the health and development of children.