The higher home of Russia’s parliament has unanimously authorized a invoice outlawing gender-affirming procedures and despatched the measure to President Vladimir Putin to be signed into regulation
MOSCOW — The higher home of Russia’s parliament on Wednesday unanimously authorized a invoice outlawing gender-affirming procedures, sending the measure to President Vladimir Putin to be signed into regulation.
The transfer extends the Kremlin’s drive to guard what it views because the nation’s conventional values.
The invoice, which already was authorized within the decrease home, bans any “medical interventions aimed toward altering the intercourse of an individual,” in addition to altering one’s gender in official paperwork and public data.
The one exception can be medical intervention to deal with congenital anomalies.
It additionally annuls marriages during which one particular person has “modified gender” and bars transgender folks from changing into foster or adoptive dad and mom.
Lawmakers painting the measure as defending Russia from “the Western anti-family ideology,” with some describing gender transitioning as “pure satanism.”
Russia’s crackdown on LGBTQ+ folks began a decade in the past when Putin first proclaimed a give attention to “conventional household values,” supported by the Russian Orthodox Church.
In 2013, the Kremlin adopted laws that banned any public endorsement of “nontraditional sexual relations” amongst minors. In 2020, Putin pushed via a constitutional reform that outlawed same-sex marriage.