Moscow and Reykjavik, may be Iceland "sister cities", but Reykjavik Mayor Jon Gnarr wants to end that relationship over Moscow's anti-gay laws.
A proposal has been submitted on behalf of Mayor Jón Gnarr to end Reykjavík’s partnership with Moscow, on account of the Russian capital’s stance on gay rights.
The proposal was put forth during a City Council meeting yesterday, Vísir reports. Should the proposal pass it would effectively terminate all political and cultural relations between Reykjavík and Moscow.
“In light of the developments that have taken place in recent years in matters of gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Russia, the Human Rights Office and the Mayor’s Office have entrusted the deputy mayor to propose amendments to the existing agreement between the two cities or terminate it all together following consultation with the Foreign Ministry,” read the minutes from the City Council meeting.
This is hot on the heels of outrage across the globe from leaders, identities and celebrities, all calling for boycotts of Russian products, and of course - the Winter Olympic games.