Russias Putin says marriage is purely between ‘man and woman

Elias Hubbard
February 14, 2020

Russian Federation will not legalise same-sex marriage as long as Vladimir Putin is president, the country's leader said on Thursday.

The head of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation and state construction, co-chair of the working group on preparation of proposals on amendments to the Constitution Andrei Klishas supported the introduction paragraph on the protection of traditional forms of marriage in the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

Lawmakers in the lower house of parliament gave initial approval to the amendments last month, days after Putin first unveiled them in a January 15 speech.

"It will be how people say", Putin said. He didn't give the date, but officials previously said the vote might take place in April.

On Thursday, Isanbayeva told Putin that she was grateful for the opportunity to take part because it meant "I read the Constitution of our country" during a meeting of the group to discuss progress in the work.

During a meeting of the group on Thursday, one of the members proposed that the new constitution should prohibit giving away Russian territory, or even negotiating over it. One member suggested adding language to the constitution that defines a family as a union of a man and a woman, an idea in sync with Putin's opposition to same-sex marriages. He is the longest-serving Russian or Soviet leader since Joseph Stalin. "There will be a mom and a dad".

According to Putin, the missile defense system of the West aims for the neutralization of Russia's nuclear capability.

In December 2019, Putin stated that only Russian Federation possesses a hypersonic weapon. The Kremlin has dismissed the assurances.

They included the Avangard, a hypersonic glide vehicle the Russian military said could fly 27 times faster than the speed of sound, and the Poseidon, a nuclear-armed and atomic-powered underwater drone described as capable of creating a tsunami to slam an enemy coastline.

"We have talks under way with our partners on certain questions, but I like the idea itself", Putin said.

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