Putin’s ‘Straight Flag’ Should Warm Conservative Hearts
Vladimir Putin’s “straight flag”would be a big hit among American conservatives.
The latest sign of this staggeringly public display of government-supported homophobia comes in the form of the “Straight Flag,” an alternative to the popular rainbow colors often associated with the global LGBT community. It’s part of a campaign organized by Putin’s political party, United Russia, and the hashtag-ready slogan translates as #RealFamily.
As The Independent and other outlets note, the flag and its accompanying campaign slogan are a direct response to the Obergefell v. Hodges decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court in June. The ruling effectively rendered same-sex marriage bans illegal in all 50 states.
Alexey Lisovenko, the deputy head of United Russia’s Moscow offices,told a national daily, “This is our reply to same-sex marriage, that corruption of the concept of family. We must to warn against gay fever in our country and support traditional values.”