Responding to a reporter’s question at a press conference, Medvedev opined, “not every moral issue, behavioral habit or communication issue between people should be regulated.”
He also indicated such legislation is not a priority in Moscow, saying, “it’s not discussed at all levels.”
Activist Nikolai Alekseev, who has been arrested protesting St. Petersburg’s ban, says Medvedev’s statement is a “strong signal” a federal law isn’t forthcoming. But he told Gay Star News that the prime minister seems ignorant of the official discussion of a ban scheduled December 19.
Or maybe Medvedev’s just lying. Politicians do that sometimes, y’know.
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