New article on 'homosexual propaganda' laws in the Russian Federation

Maria Issaeva and Maria Kiskachi, both of Threefold Legal Advisors LLC (based in Moscow), have published the piece 'Immoral Truth vs. Untruthful Morals? Attempts to Render Rights and Freedoms Conditional Upon Sexual Orientation in Light of Russia's International Obligations'.

The authors state:

...this article must inevitably conclude that a strong case can be made that Russia’s prohibition on the ‘propaganda of non-traditional sexual relationships’ is incompatible with international law and that amendments concerning adoptive parents are potentially discriminatory in character....

...the legislative approach currently under adoption in Russia is [...] clearly aimed at the degradation of existing international standards in this respect – pluralism, broadmindedness and tolerance being among them.

The article can be downloaded here: