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French anti-gay group upset that Russia copied their ‘straight pride’ flag

Nick Duffy July 13, 2015
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Vladimir Putin created the "gay propaganda" law in 2013

Vladimir Putin created the "gay propaganda" law in 2013. (Getty)

A French anti-gay group is furious that Vladimir Putin’s party appears to have copied their ‘straight pride’ flag.

After the White House was illuminated in rainbow colours last month to celebrate the passage of same-sex marriage, Russia decided to counter the flag with a ‘straight’ one.

French anti-gay group upset that Russia copied their ‘straight pride’ flag

The Moscow branch of Putin’s United Russia party last week unveiled a ‘flag for straights’ – featuring a nuclear family with a mother, father and three children. The hashtag on the flag reads “#realfamily”.

However, it was pointed out that the flag is strikingly similar to that used by French anti-gay group La Manif Pour Tous – and the group aren’t happy about the plagiarism.

French anti-gay group upset that Russia copied their ‘straight pride’ flag

A spokesperson told Buzzfeed: “We just discovered it in the press.

“Our logo has been used without our permission. The person who is in charge of the partnerships works directly for me so I would know for sure if there was any partnership between United Russia and the Manif pour Tous.

“Since it is a political party, we would never have agreed to make a partnership with it. Also, we disagree with the way they use our flag. For us, it is the flag of children’s rights.”

Same-sex marriage was introduced in France in 2013, despite large-scale protests by La Manif Pour Tous

Related topics: Anti-gay, Europe, France, France, French, homophobic, manif pour tous, Russia, Russia, Vladimir Putin

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