By Jane Nambi
A law was passed in St. Petersburg early this year, February making it illegal to promote gayism to minors. The author of the law claims that at the concert, there were children aged 12.
Alexander Pochuyev, the lawyer representing the nine activists, said the suit was filed Friday against Madonna, the organizer of her concert, and the hall where it was held, asking for damages totaling 333 million rubles, or nearly $10.5 million. “No one is burning anyone at the stake or carrying out an Inquisition,” Pochuyev was quoted by a Russian newspaper as saying. “Modern civilization requires tolerance and respect for different values.”
A video was taken at the concert showing Madonna stomping on an Orthodox cross and asking fans to raise their hands to show the pink armbands in support of gays and lesbians that were distributed among the audience, the new agency reported.