Prime Minister Says Russia Won’t Get National Ban On Gay Propaganda

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said that neither he nor the country’s ruling United Russia party believe there’s any need for a countrywide ban on gay propaganda.

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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