The results are in for Russia’s constitutional changes that will prohibit gay marriage throughout the Russian Federation. The lower house of the Russian parliament, or the State Duma, is now moving to codify the changes into legislation.
Seven senators submitted a draft bill late Tuesday to amend Russia’s Family Code and legally ban gay marriage and adoptions, including, according to its authors, by transgender people. The move comes two weeks after voters overwhelmingly approved a set of constitutional amendments that include a provision defining marriage as a “union between a man and a woman,” reported The Moscow Times.
“The bill ends the practice of marriage between persons of the same sex, including those who changed genders,” its co-author, senator Yelena Mizulina, told Interfax.
“The bill must be adopted due to changes in public life, including the public demand to preserve traditional family values and strengthen and protect family institutions,” it reads.
In 2013, Russia passed its ‘gay propaganda’ law making it illegal to expose children under 15 to materials promoting the LGBT agenda.
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