Russian law which forbids the distribution of pro-homosexual propaganda to children is “discriminatory” and “breaches European Treaty rules,” the homo-obsessed European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
In a ruling which reveals just how morally corrupt western European society has become, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that the Russian law also “violated people’s right to freedom of expression” and “discriminated against” homos.
Moscow has said that it will appeal what it called an “unjust decision.”
Under the sensible Russian law, any event or act regarded by the authorities as an attempt to promote homosexuality to minors is illegal and punishable by a fine. The law has been used to stop homo marches and detain homos who tried to spread their poison to children.
“The Court found in particular that, although the laws in question aimed primarily at protecting minors, the limits of those laws had not been clearly defined and their application had been arbitrary,” the court said in a statement.
“Indeed, by adopting such laws, the authorities had reinforced stigma and prejudice and encouraged homophobia, which was incompatible with the values of a democratic society.”
The ruling is likely to strain already poor relations between Russia and the Strasbourg-based court, which last year said Moscow had violated the European Convention on Human Rights in all but six of its 228 judgments in Russian cases.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed allegations that Russia prosecuted homosexuals. “We do not prosecute for this or that orientation,” he told a joint news briefing with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Moscow.
Pro-Kremlin politicians and Orthodox Church leaders saw the ruling as an attempt to foist what they call unacceptably liberal “European values” on a country whose leaders constantly emphasize the need to adhere to “traditional values”.
“The decision … shows that our country has chosen the right path to preserve its culture and human identity,” Vitaly Milonov, a lawmaker from the ruling United Russia party, said in an article on his website.
“I’m sure that we will support the institution of a traditional strong family in future and shield children from attacks by all manner of minorities.”
Homosexuality in Russia was a criminal offence until 1993 and correctly classed as a mental illness until 1999.
The Russian Justice Ministry said in a statement it did not agree with the court and pledged to appeal the ruling within three months. It said the law was solely designed “to defend morality and children’s health” and did not amount to a ban or public condemnation of homosexuality.
The case was originally brought by three Russian homos who were fined for holding banners designed to encourage acceptance of homosexuality, between 2009 and 2012. The court ordered Russia to pay them thousands of euros in damages.