Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was asked last night about a spate of anti-gay laws in Russia, including the “gay propaganda” fines enacted in St. Petersburg, where Lady Gaga is performing this evening. Such laws are unnecessary, he said.
“Not all moral issues, behavioral habits and inter-personal
communication patterns have to become legislatures,” said the prime minister. “Because not all
relationships have to be legislatively regulated.”
Pleased by the PM’s stand against his conservative allies, Lady Gaga tweeted him some love, “Thank You Prime Minister Medvedev for not standing by your party’s anti gay propaganda law & instead supporting my show+fans all over Russia.” Madonna of course flouted St. Petersburg’s draconian edict, which led to fines, a failed $10 million lawsuit and a warning from the State Department.