A file picture taken on May 25, 2013 shows unknown anti-gay activist hitting Russia's gay and LGBT rights activist Nikolai Alexeyev (C) during unauthorized gay rights activists rally in central Moscow. AFP PHOTO / ANDREY SVITAILO
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Two senior Russian Communist MPs Friday presented a draft bill calling for people who come out as gay to serve up to 15 days behind bars.The MPs told the pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia they came up with the measure because a hugely controversial ban on "gay propaganda" to minors signed into law by President Vladimir Putin in 2013 was not proving effective.Even Saint Petersburg lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, who is among the strongest backers of the existing gay propaganda law, questioned the need for new measures.The Communist lawmakers said they plan to submit the bill to parliament later Friday.Nikitchuk, the 71-year-old deputy head of the parliament's natural resources committee, said the bill would only apply to gay men.
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