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Russian Parliament Will Debate Law Stripping Gay Parents Of Child Custody Rights


A new bill that would strip gay parents of their child custody rights will be debated in Russia this February. The law upholds the child protective values that the country's recently instated gay propaganda laws do, namely that children will be harmed psychologically in environments where "non-traditional sexual values" are on display.  

The AFP reports:

The author of the bill, Alexei Zhuravlyov of the United Russia ruling party, has cited a controversial study on gay parenting conducted in 2012 by conservative US professor Mark Regnerus.

The New Family Structures study claimed that adult children of lesbian mothers reported lower income and poorer health than children brought up by heterosexual couples.


In an interview with Slon.Ru last month, Mr Zhuravlyov said that "exposing" homosexuals would be easy enough once their children were in school.

"Homosexuals should not bring up children," he said. "It brings more harm than an orphanage."

Previously, parents could be stripped of their custodial rights for alcoholism, abandonment, and abuse. Clearly the care and love of one or more homosexual parents would exact the same amount of harm.

It sounds as though the law is intended not only to remove children from the "harmful" situations in which they are raised, but also to point fingers and make arrests under the propaganda law. With increases in anti-gay violence, denial of celebrity visas, and plain old arrests being made under the new law, its extent can only be imagined at this point. Who's to say what these parents might face?  

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  1. Not quoting the appallingly wrong statements of Mark Regnerus again?

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 10, 2013 4:30:31 PM

  2. What about the children!
    Anita Bryant should move to Russia.

    Posted by: sjorgl | Oct 10, 2013 4:42:54 PM

  3. Every single parent, straight or gay, could be a target for blackmail, etc.

    Posted by: Gus | Oct 10, 2013 4:43:43 PM

  4. Sadly we see "Nuremburg Laws" being re-enacted in Europe the 21st-century this time.

    Posted by: Ted B. (Charging Rhino) | Oct 10, 2013 5:00:18 PM

  5. Sign and share the petition at this link telling American Sociological Association authorities to hold #Regnerus accountable for ASA Code of Ethics violations:

    Posted by: Scott Rose | Oct 10, 2013 5:03:43 PM

  6. Reagan was right about the evil empire.

    Posted by: Steve | Oct 10, 2013 5:35:23 PM

  7. With Russia's parenting track-record they'd be very very lucky to have some gay parents taking over where straight Russians have failed. The problem, of course, isn't gay parents. The problem is Russia. (Anyone who thinks differently is either a Putin propagandist or knows zero about Russia.)

    Posted by: Ernie | Oct 10, 2013 6:22:56 PM

  8. Rick, your scum of the Earth.

    Posted by: Will | Oct 10, 2013 6:31:28 PM

  9. ...ahhh're Wrong....children of gay and lesbians are exposed to what being human is about - that's all..nothing less....most are Tolerant of others by their very nature of being raised in a G/L household. Like str8s gays aren't Monolithic...we're surprisingly different you know. All the children I've ever known in my 53yrs - have been well adjusted, smart - self assured individuals being raised by people they Knew Loved them....that's it in a nutshell. Like my neice says...she's happy she grew up with a gay uncle and doesn't get better then that.

    Posted by: disgusted American | Oct 10, 2013 6:52:34 PM

  10. Next step: LGTB concentration camps in Siberia. Or how they would call them euphemistically: “permanent vacation center for people with unconventional and unholy sex”.

    Posted by: SAYTHETRUTH | Oct 10, 2013 7:02:30 PM

  11. 'A new bill that would strip gay parents of their child custody rights will be debated in Russia this February.'

    Debated, my arse.

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Oct 10, 2013 7:05:03 PM

  12. Yeah RICK ; go tell that to Zac Wahls.

    Your post is just nuts ! You can't seem to stop blathering.

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Oct 10, 2013 7:11:46 PM

  13. Rick Troll; You act like Gay parenting is a new thing...with no results.

    So hear this, peckerwood; Gay parenting is as old as hetero parenting.

    And you are a moron.

    Posted by: graham | Oct 10, 2013 8:41:51 PM

  14. It's amazing how foolish many of you are. Why do you bother responding at all to trolls like Rick? Seriously, how stupid you are. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

    Posted by: Truthteller | Oct 10, 2013 8:58:04 PM

  15. Maybe Rick should have been taken away from his parents. Clearly they damaged him beyond repair.

    Posted by: JeffNYC | Oct 10, 2013 9:50:31 PM

  16. To me Russia is not a country anymore, is like a tribe, I mean it

    Posted by: MArk | Oct 10, 2013 9:58:54 PM

  17. Trolls just want a reaction - please don't give them one.

    Sounds like Russia is about to start issuing pink arm bands like the Nazis.

    Posted by: Rob | Oct 11, 2013 6:20:21 AM

  18. This is only a few steps away from concentration camps.

    Posted by: Ivan | Oct 12, 2013 1:15:47 AM

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