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RUSSIA: Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Take Children Away From Gay Parents

A member of Russia's Duma has introduced a bill that would allow the state to to remove children from the homes of their gay parents. Pink News reports:
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.
The Washington Post reports that a draft version of the bill was posted today to the Duma's website.

RELATED: Last year Russia's official state news agency reported that Zhuravlyov, a member of the ruling United Russia Party, had been unanimously elected to run a reinstated nationalist party.
A nationalist party that once called itself “Putin’s political spetsnaz,” or special force, was reinstated in Moscow on Saturday, six years after the Kremlin had it canceled. Rodina (“Fatherland”) will remain staunchly loyal to President Vladimir Putin because of his patriotic stance, which is also at the core of the party’s ideology, said the new Rodina leader, Alexei Zhuravlyov.
Fatherland. Sound familiar?

UPDATE: Memeographs nails it.

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