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Published:July 10th, 2015 11:01 EST

Russian Political Party Unveils 'Heterosexual Flag' to Counter Rainbow Flag

By Robert Paul Reyes

"The Moscow branch of Russian political party United Russia unveiled a heterosexual flag this week that was designed to counteract the success of the rainbow flag used to celebrate gay rights. The flag shows a man and a woman standing with three children and features the hashtag #Ð"астоящаяСемья, which translates to #RealFamily.


`This is our response to same-sex marriage, a mockery of the concept of family,` Alexey Lisovenko, deputy head of United Russia`s Moscow branch, explained to pro-Kremlin newspaper Izvestia. `We have to warn about gay fever at home and maintain traditional values.`"

Washington Post

In America gays, lesbians, and all Americans who cherish freedom and liberty are still celebrating the Supreme Court ruling that made same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states, but homophobia and outright discrimination and persecution of gays are still prevalent in many countries.

In Russia same-sex marriage is illegal and gays and lesbians are routinely harassed by the authorities. In response to recent hard-fought victories for gay rights in the West, the Russian political party United Russia unveiled a heterosexual flag this week.

United Russia shouldn`t have gone to all the trouble of designing a new flag, there`s already a flag that symbolizes their values: The Nazi flag.

I salute the red, white and blue, the American flag that symbolizes justice and freedom for all.

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