Russia’s President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday that Russia would not legalize gay marriage as long as he remains president.
Speaking in Kremlin, where he met a state commission to discuss the changes to Russia’s constitution, Putin said he would not allow the traditional notion of mother and father to be subverted by what he called “parent number 1” and “parent number 2.”
“As far as ‘parent number 1’ and ‘parent number 2’ goes, I’ve already spoken publicly about this and I’ll repeat it again: As long as I’m president this will not happen. There will be dad and mum,” Putin said.
Putin, 67, has closely aligned himself with the Orthodox Church during his two decades in power and sought to distance Russia from liberal Western values, including attitudes toward homosexuality and gender fluidity.
Putin’s statement came few months after Uganda’s government announced plans to reintroduce a bill which would impose death penalty on homosexuals in the East African country. Read through the link below