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Putin Bans Homosexual Marriage after 77% in referendum

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Russian president Vladimir Putin has put a ban on same-sex marriage and transgender adoptions, in a huge blow for LGBTQ+ rights.

Putin officially changed the country’s constitution on a number of issues earlier this week, following a national referendum in which 77% of people in Russia voted in favour of the ban in July 2020.

The new amendments mean same-sex couples will not be able to legally get married in Russia, because the country’s constitution now says that marriage can only exist between a man and a woman.

It also means that transgender members of the community will not be able to adopt.

The anti-LGBT amendments are rooted in ‘a belief in God’ within the country, in which many LGBTQ+ people choose to hide their true identity for their own safety.

Homosexuality was first decriminalised in Russia in 1917, before being re-criminalised in 1933 and then later legalised once more in 1993; however. homophobia remains rife in the country.

One of the politicians who supported the recent constitution changes, Pyotr Tolstoy, described his home country as being ‘a stronghold of traditionalism,’ telling the Associated Press that Russia would not ‘repeat the mistakes that exist in the West’.


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These mistakes, in my opinion, are fundamental, when certain people — the LGBT community or certain race groups — are being given additional, special rights. More rights than the majority.


Elsewhere in the constitution change, Putin managed to slip in a reset on his own term limits as president, meaning he can now serve an extra two six-year terms, despite his current term being due to end in 2024.


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Important to note that even back then a lot of communist atheists thought of homosexuality as a type of sexual deviancy cause by mental health issues. This attitude is not really specific to religion per se. 

Anyways, important that Russians are consistent and honest about their views. The biggest problem we have now is that Western empire, who initially wanted to make everyone civilized by becoming Christian, now wants everyone to be civilized by becoming a liberal. Having organic discussions on sexual ethics is nearly impossible to do within a situation like this. Like, I can imagine the remaining 30% probably are upper-class Europhiles. 

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