The higher home of Russia’s parliament has unanimously authorised 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 authorised 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 authorised 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 information.
The one exception might be medical intervention to deal with congenital anomalies.
It additionally annuls marriages during which one particular person has “modified gender” and bars transgender individuals from changing into foster or adoptive mother and father.
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+ individuals 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.