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Consuming Children From Their Homes: Russia Introduces Bill To Remove Gay Parenting Rights

“ Dunes of protests surrounded Vladimir Putin’ s return to power as Russia’ s President in March 2012. Since then, parliament has passed so many new laws restricting civil liberties that some people now call it the particular ‘ mad printer. ’ ”

– Amnesty International Wire (Amnesty. org)

Russia’ s Civil Liberties Record: Getting Worse and Even worse In Word & Deed

“ Everything you add to the truth subtracts from the truth. ”

– Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

According to the Associated Press, Russian State Duma Deputy Zhuravlev (Putin’ s United Russia Party/parliamentary caucus) is introducing a regulation making “ nontraditional sexual orientation” viable grounds to remove child custody designed for LGBTQ parents.

In the draft bill for this proposed new law, Zhuravlev wrote:

“Following the letter of the regulation that forbids propaganda of non-traditional sex to minors we must restrict such propaganda not only in advertising but also the family… if one of the particular child’s parents indulges in sexual contact with persons of the same sex, the damage to the child’s psyche is definitely immense as a mother or father serves as an example for their offspring. ”

Additional grounds for denial or revocation of parental custody consist of alcoholism, drug abuse or any amount or type of drug use deemed improper, which has nothing at all to do with gender, sexual orientation or law-abiding families founded in-place, having committed none of these types of substance-related offenses.

Right here we see yet another instance of punishing allies in addition to homosexual people, as once passed, this costs would affect families and kids who aren’ t even LGBTQ-identified. Custodial rights could then end up being revoked if both or possibly parent were gay (out or not), so if two parents happen to have an understanding in their relationship, share post-divorce custody, etcetera, the parent who happens to be gay can be punished, or a child can be taken away in one or both parents for any alleged ‘ homosexual-affiliated’ reason(s).

As it is already illegal to mention homosexuality around children or to advise or counsel LGBTQ or questioning youngsters. This recent unfortunate move is definitely thought to be the next step in Russia’ s plans to eradicate gay threshold, inclusiveness or protections altogether designed for LGBTQ persons, friends, allies or families.

At this point, although the bill is to be debated before it is formally passed, it seems such movements are little more than a formality. Russian lawmakers keep clinging to the via line that their anti-gay movements and laws are being instituted to guard the children, rather than being anti-gay.

Putin has already banned LGBTQ people residing in other countries from adopting Russian children, and as of the writing, the Russian government can also be considering reinstating a gay bloodstream donor ban.

Even though boycotts and protests are occurring worldwide, even Olympic Committee Leader Jacques Rogge is throwing his hands up in the air, saying The ussr will not change their minds or policies in terms of its anti-gay laws, and Rogge’ s sharing a bit more on the matter.

Rogge told the press, “… one should not forget that we are staging the particular games in a sovereign state, and the IOC cannot be expected to have an influence on the sovereign affairs of a country. ”

Activists, lawmakers, PR representatives, athletes, spokespeople and officials can make all the claims they want leading up to the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, but we won’ capital t know who’ ll be imprisoned or how LGBT people or allies will be treated (both upon arrival, during the events and while attempting to leave Russia) until it’ s too late.

Many LGBTQ folks (like Johnny Weir) are Russophiles and/or have Russian spouses or companions. Have you been to Russia? Did you love it? If so, how do you feel now that Russian policymakers are passing all of these terrible anti-LGBT laws?

 

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