Russian Supreme Court ruling on LGBT includes use of feminist language
Russian Supreme Court ruling links feminist language to LGBT activism
The full text of the Supreme Court’s ruling on LGBT (the movement has been designated as extremist and banned in Russia) has appeared on the web.
Last November, the Russian Supreme Court designated the international LGBT social movement as extremist. The Court hearing was held in closed session, with its decision becoming effective immediately.
On 18 January, the Saratov-based agency Svobodnye Novosti published the full text of the Court’s ruling. According to the agency, the 19-page document “formed part of administrative infraction charges and was provided to those in charge of the proceedings by a law enforcement representative”.
The Supreme Court ruling noted that the LGBT movement had emerged in the United States in the 1960s “as part of a birth control policy that, among other things, encouraged non-traditional family relationships” and appeared in our country in 1984. In spite of the fact that the movement is not registered in Russia, its activities have now spread to 60 regions of the Russian Federation. “Nearly 300 people, who have been promoting LGBT ideology and taking part in the movement’s activities, have been identified by the authorities”, says the document.
The Court’s decision states that “While publicly declaring its mission to defend LGBT people against violence and discrimination and to prevent HIV/AIDS and other diseases, what the movement is really doing is promoting an ideology that destroys traditional values of family and marriage by seeking full moral equivalence of non-traditional sexual relationships with conventional ones, wants to legalise same-sex marriage, and creating awareness in the minds of the public for the ability of same-sex couples to be able to adopt and raise children, supported by legislation”.
The document also describes the main characteristics of members of the LGBT movement. “Its members are guided by certain beliefs, customs and traditions (e.g. gay pride marches), shared lifestyles (especially in their choice of sexual partners), common interests and needs, as well as a particular language (the use of feminine versions of words such as leader, director, author, psychologist)”.
The text goes on to say that “The international LGBT social movement is in essence a destructive and ideological means of influencing people, including youngsters. It threatens national demographics, sows the seeds for society’s self-destruction, weakens family ties, damages the nation’s moral wellbeing, and imposes ideas that involve the denial of human dignity and the value of human life”.
The Court’s ruling includes a six-band coloured flag, a pink and black triangle, a lambda and gender signs as symbols of the LGBT movement.