Russian Law would remove gay parents’ kids
A Russian lawmaker has submitted to the Russian Duma a piece of legislation which seeks to have the parental rights of gay people removed.
Lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlyov has proposed a bill that will would deny gay parents custody over their own children. If passed it would make “non traditional sexual orientation” a basis for the deprivation of parental rights. It places same-sex sexual orientation in the same category as alcohol and drug abuse.
If passed the law would follow on from a piece of legislation signed into law by President Putin in July that banned gay and lesbian couples from foreign countries from adopting children.
In June of this year the Duma controversially passed a law which banned the promotion of “non traditional” relationships. This has gained international attention, with the Winter Olympics taking place in Russia next year.
This Moscow Times story suggests this proposal may be too much for the Kremlin.