Russian politician Vitaly Milonov has compared gay and lesbian couples to monkeys.

The St. Petersburg lawmaker's 2011 ordinance banning the promotion of “gay propaganda” to minors inspired a nationwide law that led to calls for a boycott of the Winter Olympics held earlier this year in Sochi, Russia.

The British Foreign Office on Tuesday announced that British gay couples would be allowed to register their marriages at consulates in 23 countries where such unions are not recognized starting June 3, including Russia.

Milonov dismissed the news, saying it did not worry him because it did not affect Russian citizens.

“The British consulates can do whatever they want,” he told The Moscow Times. “They can marry monkeys and register perverts for all I care.”

Milonov has a history of describing gays as “perverts.”

(Related: Vitaly Milonov wants Conchita Wurst excluded from “Europe-wide gay parade” Eurovision.)