Two Russian lawmakers have proposed legislation that would make it illegal to publicly come out LGBT.

According to RT, the bill, drafted by Communist Party MPs Ivan Nikitchuk and Nikolay Arefyev, would amend the Russian Administrative Code to prohibit “public expression of non-traditional sexual relations.”

Violators would face fines between 4,000 and 5,000 rubles and up to 15 days in jail.

In comments to broadsheet daily Izvestia, Nikitchuk called homosexuality “a deadly danger for humanity.”

“In a biological sense, failure to reproduce is the same as death and this makes homosexuality a deadly danger for humanity,” he said.

“I think that the problem is acute and urgent, because it concerns the social disease of our society and the moral upbringing of the younger generation. Unfortunately, the mechanism suggested in the 2013 law 'on the protection of children against the information that harms their health and development' has proven to be ineffective and this prompted us to develop new measures,” Nikitchuk said, a reference to Russia's law prohibiting “gay propaganda” to minors.

Human rights advocates criticized the bill, with one, Lyudmila Alekseyeva, head of the Moscow Helsinki Group, telling online magazine SLON that a law was needed to punish people who came out as communists.