Russia Officially Bans Same-Sex Couples From Adopting, Protects Children From “Severe [Mental] Damage”

ap13031302755-vladimir-putinAs expected, Russian Preisdent Vladimir Putin signed another anti-LGBT bill into law this morning, effectively banning all International same-sex couples from adopting Russian children. The bill doesn’t specify anything about Russian same-sex couples raising children in Russia because—oh yeah—just being gay is illegal in Russia.

The bill passed by a unanimous vote (443-0) last month, and claims children raised by same-sex couples can wind up “severely damaged” with “a distorted perception of reality.” The bill also bans heterosexual couples living in countries that allow same-sex marriage from adopting children as well.

To add insult to injury, Putin issued a statement after signing the new bill into law today:

“This measure is aimed at guaranteeing that children are brought up by their adoptive families in a balanced and complete environment and that their mental wellbeing is not affected by any unwelcome influences, such as the imposition of unconventional sexual behaviour, and also that children are protected from developing complexes and mental distress which psychological research has shown children often experience when brought up by same-gender parents.”

“Psychological research has shown” that children develop “mental distress” from being raised by same-sex parents? You think he’d have the decency to actually cite what research he’s referring to (or not, because it doesn’t exist.)

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  • Wilberforce

    Actually, gay parents are Sterling. They’re so intent on proving themselves, that they do a seriously excellent job.
    Try telling that to the bigot crowd.

  • Mark

    Asshole MutherFucker!!! I could care less what happens to this piece of shit!!!

  • MK Ultra

    Putin needs to cut back on the Botox. He’s starting to look like a penis.

  • Daniel-Reader

    When Putin signed the earlier legislation which harms gay children by imposing upon them harsh mental and physical conditions in life by denying them their basic freedom of expression, he crossed the threshold to committing genocide, along with the other federal politicians. The Russian military, for instance, is now justified in removing them all. The rule of law in Russia is pointless since everyone including the military knows the courts are completely corrupt.

  • Harley

    So keeping 500 prepubescent boys locked unregulated in a catholic orphanage run by pediphile priests is a better alternative?

  • jwrappaport

    @Daniel-Reader: I don’t like Putin or the Russian government any more than you do, but I can assure you that he’s not committing genocide. Genocide is a legal term of art and a very serious charge that you shouldn’t bandy about willy-nilly. See Article II of Genocide Convention.

  • crowebobby

    I don’t think homosexuality is illegal in Russia. You just can’t talk about it or display it in public in any way shape or form, which pretty amounts to the same thing as being illegal, but right now it’s not against the law according to the law books.

  • stadacona

    Being gay is not illegal in Russia nor is engaging in gay sex. Typical American ignorance.

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