Gianluca Buonanno, the mayor of Borgosesia, Italy, believes that same-sex kissing is "morally harmful" and wants to ban it.
"Kissing in public between homosexuals? No thanks," Buonanno told Italian newspaper La Repubblica, notes The Huffington Post. "I don't like two people of the same sex making public displays of affection. It's a question of respect. And I'm convinced that it's also morally harmful for children."
Mayor Buonanno wants to fine same-sex couples 500 euros ($680) for kissing in public.
According to PinkNews.co.uk, Mayor Buonanno also said he wants to put a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin in his office.
Mayor Buonanno, who is the MP and MEP for the right-wing Northern League party, waved a fish around to protest a bill that would have decriminalized illegal immigration earlier this year in the European Parliament (video below).
“Mr. Buonanno is only able to give a voice to all the worst values that, unfortunately, are still circulating in Europe," European Parliament member Daniele Viotti stated. "As always, he is focusing his political frustrations on citizens who are more vulnerable to discrimination. It would be an interesting psychological exercise to ask why Mr. Buonanno is so obsessed with homosexuality.”