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Putin signs in a ban on same-sex marriage in Russia

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Russian President Vladimir Putin has officially signed into his country’s law a ban on same-sex marriage. Additional rules also reset the term limits of his presidency, meaning he can now serve two more terms of six years in office. reports citing foreign media that the disturbing move for Russia’s LGBTQ+ community is part of a larger group of constitutional reforms which were voted in by the public on July 1, 2020. A week-long referendum saw nearly 78% of Russian voters voice their support for amendments defining marriage as between a man and woman in the constitution, as well as approving the extension of Vladimir Putin’s presidential term.

2021.04.08 / 15:58
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