RUSSIA: Bill To Seize Children Of Gay Parents Set For Debate During Olympics
The proposed bill that would authorize the Russian government to seize the children of gay parents will be debated in February.
The debate will likely coincide with the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi which have already been marred by boycott calls over Russia's controversial new anti-gay legislation. The bill, published on the website of Russia's Duma lower house of parliament, says the state can strip parents of custody if they practise "non-traditional sexual relations," the term used in Russian laws to describe homosexual relations. Russia's homosexual community has feared such a measure ever since President Vladimir Putin in June signed a "gay propaganda" law which sparked international condemnation.The timing for this bill's debate can only work in our favor.