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Russia: Ban on adoption by same-sex couples unanimously passed at second reading

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  1. Christopher in Canada 18 Jun 2013, 4:34pm

    And here, the latest from the “let’s cut off our noses to spite our faces” department…

    To quote Helen Lovejoy, and I mean this in all seriousness, “Won’t somebody PLEASE think of the children??”

  2. A recent Australian report cited draws distinction between children brought up in lesbian households and those in male gay households and says you cannot extrapolate from one to the other. It says “To date there is no substantial research looking at the health and wellbeing of children residing from birth with gay male parents and conclusions cannot therefore be drawn about their health and wellbeing in this setting”. The report suggests that absence of a mother-figure might be more significant than absence of a father-figure. Sadly, too, children of same sex couples are more likely to be bullied and socially stigmatised. Those who say that we are carrying out a social experiment with children are therefore right. I support gay emancipation in all respects other than this one, and I am not religious – I just feel that children need a mother-figure and would need to see evidence that they are not harmed by not having one.

    1. Mark, London UK 19 Jun 2013, 6:12am

      Australia refuses to pass marriage equality – so I will not take in a report that Australian say!

      What a joke and laughfing stock Australia is, my former boyfriend is from there and he was an a**hole!

  3. So according to Russia, it’s better for kids to grow up in an overcrowded state orphanage than with two parents in a stable relationship. Good to know.

    For a while I thought Russia would slowly catch up with the rest of Europe, yet it turns out they’re only becoming more and more of a backwards theocratic hellhole. Can’t believe how naive I was!

  4. This was how Spain under Fransisco Franco operated in terms of,LGBT rights before his death .Hopefully Russia will liberalize soon after Putin leaves politics or when he dies holding on to authoritarian power and share the same fate Franco has.

    1. I wouldn’t count on it. Considering this and the “gay propaganda” bill passed unanimously, most of the “opposition” isn’t much better. You basically have the Communist Party, which wants to bring back the USSR, and The Liberal Democratic Party, which really isn’t very liberal or democratic at all.

  5. keith francis farrell 18 Jun 2013, 6:26pm

    Wsilloumty, they would rather have their children live in those horible state run humes where they are mistrated than allow those children to have a loveing home. bunch of £$%^& homophobes

  6. Millions of children in Russia face prostitution. The authorities responsible of them don’t do nothing to help them, sometimes even neglecting. It seems that Putin thinks that the children are better in the streets selling theirselves, rather than with a loving gay couple.

  7. Discraceful indeed!

    First in was the “gay propaganda” law and now this – gee wizz Russia is going way back to the USSR!!!!

    I am sure it is 2013 – not 1993!!!!

    There is NOTHING wrong with a gay couple adopting a child. All couples – regardless of what in in between your legs has a right to adopt a loving and caring for a child. Threr are millions of children out on the streets or orfinages that need a loving caring home – and a couples to take take care and love them!

    Russia is on the “bigot watch list” of countries (along with Iran, Sudan and South Sudan, Ukraine, Lativbia, Yeman, Saudi Arabia, etc)

  8. This is noting more than a bigoted a very hate-filled law!

    What is next to pass in Russia – the death penalty for LGBT people?

    Again this is just pure hatred!

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