Target: Draft bill’s sponsor, Alexei Zhuravlyov
Goal: Stop the passage of a law that would strip gay parents of their parental rights.
There have recently been reports of a bill being devised in Russia that would deny parental rights to people who identify as gay. This bill would aim to prevent homosexual individuals from having children and take children away from parents who are gay, or even “presumably gay”. The sponsor of this bill is lawmaker Alexei Zhuravlyov, who has a strong belief that homosexuals should not have any right to parenting. This potential law is one of many anti-LGBT laws that have recently been instated in Russia.
Russia has been trying to create a unwelcoming society for homosexuals by censoring gay relations and making it illegal to even speak about homosexuality in front of minors. The legislature’s most recent actions are part of an attempt eliminate the human rights of homosexuals all together. The drafted law that would take away children from gay parents is suggesting that gay individuals do not have the ability to raise a normal child in society. Alexei Zhuravlyov’s reasoning is that “if one of the child’s parents indulges in sexual contact with persons of the same sex, the damage to the child’s psyche is immense.” It is ignorant to assume that the exposure to homosexuality is mentally damaging to a child.
This law would do nothing but break families, and if poorly planned, would leave many children with gay caretakers with nowhere to go. This plan is immoral, and would be devastating to both parents and children involved. Being a parent is a natural human right and it would be unjust to take this ability away from a group of people just because of their sexual orientation. We must ensure that this law does not go any further, so as to protect the individual rights of all of those involved.
Please sign the petition below to attempt to end the unjust laws being proposed in Russia and prevent families with homosexual members from being separated against their will.
Dear Alexei Zhuravlyov,
Recent reports have suggested that the Russian Legislature is drafting a bill that would deny homosexuals of their right of parenting, and the bill is being sponsored by you. This bill would contribute to the recent collection of anti-LGBT laws that have been passed in Russia. The initial laws of homosexual censoring were discriminatory and unjust, but if this proposed law passes, it would be a cruel act of removing natural human rights from a group of people. It would also tear apart families and leave many innocent children without a home.
This proposed bill needs to be terminated immediately. It is not the government’s place to dictate its citizens’ lives, and we insist that you instead concentrate your efforts on areas that will benefit the good of all of the country of Russia.
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