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Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:15 PM

Putin submits plans for constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Source: The Guardian

Putin submits plans for constitutional ban on same-sex marriage

Draft amendment submitted among raft of conservative constitutional proposals

Andrew Roth in Moscow
Mon 2 Mar 2020 18.54 GMT
Last modified on Mon 2 Mar 2020 19.35 GMT

Vladimir Putin has submitted a draft amendment to Russia’s constitution that would enshrine marriage as between a man and a woman in a conservative update to the country’s founding document.

The measure was reportedly part of a 24-page document submitted by the president that would also name Russia as the successor to the Soviet Union; explicitly mention Russians’ “faith in God”; and ensure the “defence of historical truth” regarding the Soviet role in the second world war.

The amendments would also proscribe the cession of Russian territory to foreign powers, deepening the conflict over the Kremlin’s annexation of Crimea.

The draft submissions have not yet been made public but were described to journalists in a series of briefings by high-ranking members of the Duma, the lower house of the Russian parliament.

“For me, the most important proposal would fix the status of marriage as a union between a man and a woman,” Pyotr Tolstoy, a vice-speaker in the Duma, told reporters on Monday in remarks carried by Russian state news agencies. “And I am happy that this amendment has appeared under the signature of the head of state.”

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/02/vladimir-putin-submits-plan-enshrine-marriage-between-man-woman-russia

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Mon Mar 2, 2020, 08:19 PM

1. fuck Putin and the horse he rode in on

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Tue Mar 3, 2020, 06:07 AM

2. Coming to America

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