Almost a month ago, United Russia State Duma deputy Vitaly Milonov said that he was going to amend the bill banning propaganda of non-traditional relations if the document passes the first reading in the State Duma and recognize the rainbow flag as extremist.

Today in the State Duma he was unexpectedly not supported. The head of the Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children Nina Ostanina (KPRF) expressed her opinion on this issue.

“When a person tries to express himself with the help of all kinds of symbols, this is an indicator of the state of his psyche. People declare it (about their support for LGBT. — agency “Moscow”) in different ways, including in the form of such flags, but it seems to me wrong to condemn and prosecute them for this. In this case, it seems to me, the question is not so much in symbolism, but in the fact that this does not become the norm of life. Banning the LGBT flag will not help fight the very phenomenon of non-traditional relationships. We need to broadcast other values, and then this symbolism will go away by itself, and people who go out with such a flag will be subjected to public condemnation,” quotes I will stop the Moscow agency.

At the same time, two weeks ago, Ostanina herself proposed introducing criminal penalties for promoting non-traditional relationships, and later clarified that, for example, coming out is not propaganda.