If things weren’t bad enough for the LGBT community in Russia, a Russian lawmaker has proposed another anti-gay Bill that would deny gay parents of custody over their children. As the Associated Press reports on September 5, the draft Bill would make the “fact of non-traditional sexual orientation” a bass for denying custody.
The language of the Bill, published on Parliament’s website, includes language that groups homosexuality with alcoholism and drug abuse as means of removing Russian children from the home of gay parent.
Alexei Zhuravlev, the author of the Bill, drew up the proposal because he believes that homosexual “propaganda” had to be banned both in public and also in the homes of children. The proposed Bill is supported behind the justification of protecting children and is not seen as another hammer nailing down a suppressed gay community in Russia.
The country has already faced much ridicule for an anti-gay bill that has already been signed into law banning homosexual “propaganda” in the country. The new law has drawn protests and boycotts both within the country and world wide as gay rights activists and supporters believe Russia is taking a step back when it comes to human rights.