A draft law has been put on the table in Russia suggesting that gay couples will be stripped of their children, placing homosexuality in the same category as drug use and child abuse reports The Guardian.
Alexei Zhuravlyov, author of the draft, has said, “In the case when a parent has sexual contact with people of their own gender, the damage that can be inflicted on the psyche of a child is enormous.”
It is not clear how likely Zhuravlyov’s proposal has of becoming law, but it follows other legislation signed by Putin that activists proclaim as discriminatory against homosexuals.
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Vladimir Putin has banned same-sex couples from adopting children in Russia, the Kremlin Press Service announced on Wednesday.
The amended “Family Code” will prohibit the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples and by single individuals in countries that have legalised same-sex marriage.
The news has caused outrage and controversy both with the LGBT community and human rights campaigners.
What about same-sex couples who want to adopt a Thai child? Whether the same-gender couples are from Thailand or overseas, allowing same-sex couples to adopt also remains a controversial subject. Despite embracing the LGBT community, Thailand still does not recognise same sex marriage and therefore does not afford the same rights of adopting a child to gay couples.
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