In response to an open letter against the bill to ban “propaganda of homosexuality and pedophilia among minors” MP from the “United Russia” Vitaly Milon on the TV channel «RT» on February 16, he said:
“I think all of these letters were written by the same person. And I do not think that it was the mother. I also do not think that’s a good example for these mothers – those who are faced with this, I would say, a tragedy. The author of these letters says that we offend the gay community. I do not care if I offend the gay community. Not that anybody cares, they do not pose a risk to society. We’re just trying to protect children from the homosexual lifestyle propaganda. “
The correspondent of TV channel «RT» Tabang Motes (Thabang Motsei) in the story claimed that it was unable to contact the authors of letters to confirm their authenticity. However, it is known that to the deputy Milonova received at least two open letters. The first was written by participants of the “parent club” LGBT organization “Coming Out” (St. Petersburg): Elena Nikolaevna Musolinoy, Marina Ilinichnoj Miller and Nina Ivanovna Sozaeva. In his message, released on February 16 the mother, in particular, wrote:
“We are well known for your intolerance and negative attitude towards LGBT people. We are not, though, this problem also applies to us. In addition, we – mature people (our children – gay – are grown), so we hope that our experience will help make the discussion a correct character. After all, we are able to understand the motives of hostility to homosexual: recently we ourselves are ignorant in this matter. The recognition of our children made us understand many things. Homosexual people are many, and not by choice or whim they are. It is foolish and ignorant to try to re-educate them, or, God forbid, to treat. It might be better to try to understand and accept, and not to deny them the respect, support and love? Being homosexual is extremely difficult. Recognition essentially young man or woman – a long and painful process – the more that has to take this path alone. In addition, awareness of their sexuality does not come in 18 years, but much earlier. Where do these guys go for support and help? 5-7% of people gomoseksualny.Sredi these adolescents are very frequent suicide attempts (nearly 30%) – unfortunately, the large number of tragic outcomes. Restraining the law will lead to their increase. Teens frightened discovery of his homosexuality, self-contained, it will hurt neuroses knowing that they “are not like everything.” And it is the minimum harm that will bring a law aimed at protecting the health and morals of minors. How to grow mangled seriously injured people! But they would be happy – if society does not reject them! “
In response to accusations Milonova that fake letter, a group of parents on February 19 said another public appeal, in which he expressed his indignation: “We – the parents of gay children – please listen to our opinion, before making this law. Subscribe 8 parents. We got no answer. The law was still adopted in the second reading. ” Parents say they are outraged reaction Milonova. Especially their jars that the deputy “does not allow for the idea that gay and lesbian parents can support their children and not assume that their homosexuality is a” tragedy “.
Other open letter made public earlier, another 14 February was much more emotional than the first letter “parent club”. He was sent to Larisa Fedorova of the Tyumen region. It it is, inter alia, reported the following:
I have two sons. The eldest son married a year ago gave me a grandson. The youngest son, 19 years old, and he is also a stable relationship, full of love, understanding and harmony. With a man. And I think – this is normal. I do not think it’s a sin, a crime, or a perversion. Such is the nature of my beloved son. I did not think it worse than my oldest son. I do not understand when people say that homosexuality is destroying the institution of marriage. Homosexual relations are based on the same core values as a heterosexual marriage: love, understanding, mutual support and respect. Then what is the difference?
[…] This is not an LGBT activist fanatical. This letter is heterosexual, a believer in God, a woman who just wants his son and other people with the same nature of happiness and understanding. I’m not going to insult and humiliate you like this, for example, made Lolita in the whole country, I just want to tell you that you need to live so that other people can shake hands with you. Personally, I have never been to shake, like thousands and millions of other people, whose children, relatives and friends you have insulted. I think you understand everything, but it will be late, and you will get his due. It is this thought comforts me when your hateful face every time appears on the TV screen.
Stop and analyze the situation and understand what dangerous tracks you turn our society. There is still a chance to prevent the adoption of abusive unexamined bill, whose name in connection with its absurdity, I do not want to repeat. “
Shortly after the first hearing of the bill in the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg in November 2011 to the deputy Milonova were also sent appeals to various organizations as well as from more than 15 thousand. People who signed the protest letter (9 thousand. Signatures were collected offline, 6 thous. Online). Answer Milonova “a blueprint” has been sent to representatives of organizations, including, among others, was “Russian LGBT Network” on behalf of the Chairman Igor Kochetkov, as well as the “Eurasian Coalition on Male Health” (ECOM), represented by V. Revin (appeal FROM published on the official website).
In its reply, Vitaly Milon refers to the Constitution and tries to convince dissenters that no discrimination is, instead of answering the question of why his bill pedophilia, which is a criminal offense, equated homosexuality is not punishable by law:
“The Constitution of the Russian Federation in the Part 1 of Article 38 states that motherhood and childhood, family are under state protection. According to Article 72 (paragraph “g” of Part 1) of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, protection of children is a joint responsibility of the Russian Federation and the subjects of the Russian Federation. From these provisions it follows that the family, motherhood and childhood in the traditional, perceived by the ancestors of understanding are the values that provide a continuous change of generations, are the condition for the preservation and development of the multinational people of the Russian Federation, and therefore require special protection from the state.
[…] The provisions of this bill does not fix any whatsoever measures to ban homosexuality or formal reprimand and no signs of discrimination and its meaning do not allow excessive actions of the public authorities. “
Meanwhile, many experts speak out against the bill, prepared to oppose Milonova during the public hearing, the decision on which the Council is preparing to take fractions of the Legislative Assembly. “We are preparing an opinion on the bill and consider it necessary to present it at a public hearing. We are waiting for information on how to be applied for participation, or direct invitation of the Legislative Assembly, “- commented on the position of his organization’s lawyer and the chief expert consultant on scientific and legal activities” JURIX “Anita Soboleva. “Public hearings are necessary, because the problem is too much complexity and importance to the decision taken public political figures without serious professionals,” – said Ph.D. OR Demidov. Other experts are also waiting for an invitation to participate in the public hearing as soon as the decision on their conduct will be taken by the Council of the factions, the website of the organization “Exit”.