Skip to comments.Russia launches criminal case over gay adoption
Posted on 07/20/2019 10:47:24 AM PDT by Salman
It all started when a 12-year-old boy was brought to a Moscow hospital with a stomachache last month. The doctors suspected appendicitis. But the checkup quickly took a different turn. When the boy mentioned that he is adopted and lives with two dads, the doctor called the police.
On Wednesday, Russia's Invesigative Committee, the country's main federal investigative body, officially launched a criminal case against the officials who allowed one of the fathers to adopt children. It is the first case of its kind, Interfax news agency reported.
According to Russian officials, two adopted boys have been living with the man since 2010, and the man is "cohabiting with another man." A statement on the Investigative Committee website accused the man of "promoting non-traditional relationships, giving the children distorted perceptions about family values and harming their health and their moral and spiritual development." Investigators accuse the social workers behind the adoption of negligence and say they were aware that the father is in a gay relationship.
There is currently no case against the adoptive parents, Maksim Olenichev, a lawyer for the LGBT rights group Vykhod ("coming out"), told DW. At least, not yet. But Olenichev thinks it's only a matter of time. Along with Stimul, a group providing legal aid to the LGBTQI community, Vykhod has already been advising the men, who are currently on a family holiday outside of Russia and aren't speaking to the press.
But Olenichev anticipates that another law could be applied to the gay couple if a case is brought against them. Russia also passed the so-called gay propaganda law in 2013. It bans any public promotion of "non-traditional sexual relations" to minors.
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Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand that giving over a child into the care of sexual deviants is a bad idea.
It is illegal when minors are involved on one side. It this case there is probably no strong evidence of such so far.
Saying something is true, is not the same as it being true.
You are too funny. If being homosexual is normal then why are there not more homosexuals in the world? It is well known scientifically heterosexuality is normal, hence the population growth.The human civilization would have lasted one generation if homosexuality were normal!!
How could you not notice the Italics in Mark Twain’s reply?
It would be nice if the definition of "normal" were so clear.
In Western civilization, for the last 1800 years or so, Homosexuality has been known as immoral, as part of the Judeo/Christian ethical system.
Under other systems, it has been accepted as a "normal" practice. Exclusive homosexuality has been rare, of course.
But men having sex with other men, or women with women, has been noted for as long as records exist.
I consider it an aberration of the sexual drive.
Many do not, and wish us to return to a pagan interpretation of sexual morality, where anything goes.
"Normal" has become a battleground between competing power-groups.
Those who wish to fundamentally change society, are trying to redefine it, to claim it as their own.
Russia is still sane. the US is not. Just the facts.
I guess I missed it, but was the cause of the boys stomachacke ever revealed?
At least the Russians are able to differentiate between normal people and perverts
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