Borgosesia, Italy Mayor Gianluca Buonanno on Wednesday said he would impose fines of up to 500 Euros for public kisses between members of the same sex.

Buonanno, a politician with the right wing Northern League Party, said he was offended at seeing gay kisses in public and announced he would hang photos in his offices of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has led an anti-gay crackdown in Russia.

“Gay kisses in public? No thanks,” he said. “From today in my mayor and MEP offices there will be a photo of Putin.”

“I don't like that two people of the same-sex exchange public displays of affection. It's a matter of respect. And I am convinced that it is morally harmful to children,” he added, according to the blog Agere per Formulas.

Daniel Viotti, a member of the European Parliament (Italy), said in response: “As always, [Buonanno] is focusing his political frustrations on citizens who are more vulnerable to discrimination, in this case LGBTI people. It would be an interesting psychological exercise to ask why Mr. Buonanno is so obsessed with homosexuality.”