NGO to seek action against Madonna for violation of homosexuality law
ST. PETERSBURG, August 10 - RAPSI. A St. Petersburg NGO will file charges with a law enforcement agency claiming that Madonna violated a law on promoting homosexuality among minors, Vitaly Milonov, the author of the law and a Legislative Assembly deputy, told RIA Novosti. Madonna performed in St. Petersburg on Thursday.
During her scandalous MDNA tour show, Madonna asked the audience to be more friendly to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.
"There are witnesses and tapes and recordings confirming that there were 12-year old children... we will file a complaint with law enforcement authorities so that she or the organizers can be held liable" the deputy said. He added that NGOs had their members at the show to monitor compliance with moral standards.
The St. Petersburg law on banning the promotion of homosexuality and pedophilia among the under-aged came into effect on March 30. Now any citizen who violates the law can be fined in St. Petersburg for administrative violations.
Pursuant to the law, any public statement aimed at promoting sodomy, lesbianism, bisexualism or transgender among minors, is subject to an administrative fine of 5,000 rubles ($158) for individuals, 50,000 rubles ($1,578) for officials, and 250,000 ($7,890) - 500,000 rubles ($15,778) for legal entities.