The New Yorker:
Gay Rights and Putin’s Olympics
Pavel Astakhov, an official in the children’s-rights bureaucracy, said, according to the A.P., that promoters of families with same-sex parents should be rendered “outcasts—damned for centuries as destroyers of the family and of human kind.” Masha Gessen, who has both Russian and U.S. citizenship, told me that she and her partner fear the state might take legal action and seize their children. Next week, they are moving from Russia to the United States. She feels this is the safest course. “I am now a person with a pink triangle,” she said.
For those of you who don't know, Masha Gessen (1) admitted that the entire fight for gay marriage was a 'lie' whose purpose was to convince reluctant people to support a sequence of events culminating in the total dissolution of the natural family, (2) has children with five 'co-parents' and believes that all five should have equal legal custody, which would mean placing the child under the authoritarian control of five different adults, with no legal option of just dealing with his mom and dad, and (3) is fairly extreme and totalitarian in her tendencies, demanding that everyone in society submit to her communal, collectivist parenting vision in which mothers and fathers do not matter.
Apparently her brother is the biological father of her partner's child. So she basically went around whipping up babies like cake batter. When she talks about the state "taking legal action" and "seizing their children," I'm not sure what she thinks the alternative is, for civilized countries. If her children decide they don't want to do what her brother tells them to, then she would -- in her world, with supposed "protections" for such families -- have the right to use state power to force the child, violently if necessary, back into the custodial power and hence authority, of her partner and her brother, assuming they are all getting along.
Is there anything outrageous about a state removing children from a home that has shown such blatant disregard for the child's rights? What do you think it's like to be a child under the tyrannical power of such a woman?
All of the gay-rights Putin-obsessed histrionics need to listen to Sting's classic from the 1980s: "I hope the Russians love their children too." The correct title in this age would be, "I wish the Americans wanted to protect their children too."