St Petersburg bans gay 'propaganda'

Fine of up to $20,000 can now be dished out in St Petersburg for 'promoting' homosexuality to minors. Photo / Thinkstock
Fine of up to $20,000 can now be dished out in St Petersburg for 'promoting' homosexuality to minors. Photo / Thinkstock

A law which outlaws "homosexual propaganda" has been approved in St Petersburg, outraging rights activists.

The legislation sets fines for those who violate it of up to $200 for individuals and $20,000 for organisations.

"Propaganda" is defined by the bill as "enticements, positive opinions and comments that promote non-traditional sexual and family relations to minors".

- NZ Herald

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