The author of Russian ‘gay propaganda’ law wants to legalize domestic violence

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Yelena Mizulina, an ultra-conservative member of the Russian Parliament, authored the 2013 bill which banned the “promotion of non-traditional sexual relationships” (actually, it is a ban of LGBT). And now the lawmaker who was proclaimed to be a hero in eyes of the most popular LGBT rights opponents worldwide wants tto legally allow the men to beat their children and wives.

Mizulina, who heads the Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children’s Affairs, has introduced legislation which would decriminalise domestic violence, currently punishable by up to two years in jail. Her idea is about to reduce punishments for spousal or child abuse to misdemeanour or administrative offences, passed through the Parliament’s lower house this week by a near unanimous vote of 368-2. Mizulina said penalties for offences should not “contradict the system of social values that society holds on to”, insisting that domestic violence “is a normal way of life” She told the Moscow Times: “In Russian traditional family culture parent-child relationships are built on the authority of the parents’ power… The laws should support that family tradition.”

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