Russian Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Take Children Away From Gay Parents
Unreal. Don't come for our kids.
The Associated Press reports that a Russian lawmaker has officially proposed legislation to remove children in Russia from the custody of gay parents.
A Russian lawmaker has proposed a bill that would deny gay parents custody over their children.
The draft bill, published on parliament’s website on Thursday, would make the “fact of nontraditional sexual orientation” a basis for denying custody. Other grounds include alcoholism, drug use, and abuse.
The proposal comes in the wake of a bill banning homosexual “propaganda” among minors. Authors of the bill have justified it as a measure aimed at protecting children, and not suppressing the LGBT community.
Alexei Zhuravlev, the author of the bill, referred to the earlier law and said that homosexual “propaganda” had to be banned not only in the public space “but also in the family.”
The G20 Summit is happening now. President Obama met one-on-one with Russian President Vladimir Putin today.
A clear message needs to be sent that this treatment of the LGBT community will not be accepted. Shut this down now.