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Putin proposes to enshrine God, heterosexual marriage in constitution
France 24 ^ | 02/03/2020 | AFP

Posted on 03/03/2020 1:24:43 PM PST by Salman

Moscow (AFP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to parliament a number of new constitutional changes, including amendments that mention God and stipulate that marriage is a union of a man and woman.

Putin in January unleashed a political storm by proposing an overhaul of the constitution, the first changes to the basic law since 1993.

Last month the Russian parliament's lower house unanimously approved the constitutional reform bill in a first reading after less than two hours of debate.

Ahead of a second and key reading set for next week, Putin submitted 24 pages worth of amendments, said State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.

"The president's amendments are the result of his dialogue with representatives of all factions (and) civil society," he said in comments released by the State Duma.

The amendments enshrine the mention of Russians' "faith in God" and also stipulate that marriage is a heterosexual union, Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy told AFP.

Most Russians identify as Orthodox Christians but Russia is officially a secular state.

The new amendments also ban giving away Russian territory and any call promoting such a move would also be outlawed.

A member of a Kremlin-appointed constitutional working group, actor Vladimir Mashkov, has suggested that such an amendment would ensure that Russia keeps Crimea -- which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014 -- or the Kuril Islands -- disputed with Japan for decades -- even after Putin quits power.

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(Excerpt) Read more at france24.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; putin; russiasucks
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1 posted on 03/03/2020 1:24:43 PM PST by Salman
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To: Salman

Americans can only dream of a more perfect union.


2 posted on 03/03/2020 1:26:33 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: Salman

Meanwhile, Climate Change is causing hell to freeze over


3 posted on 03/03/2020 1:27:44 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Guns up . . . We comin’ "Breadline Bernie" "Bernie Castro-Sanders")
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To: Salman

Enshrine God and heterosexuality in Russia? Wonder if they take immigrants.


4 posted on 03/03/2020 1:28:26 PM PST by Socon-Econ (adical Islam,)
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To: Salman

“God Bless Putin”

I’ve read that statement by people here :)

It’s GREAT that he sees that Christianity is the last hope for Russia..with it’s low birth rate and alcoholism and lack of hope in many.

But he also still thinks the fall of the USSR was the WORST event of the 20th century.

i’m GLAD he fought ISIS until w got a Real President to finish the job.

But he also supports two regimes that DEFINITELY killed many of our men in Iraq either directly or through $$.

Probably not the best idea if you want to live long to go hard against him in Russia.

Again, what he’s doing with Christianity is great. And thanks for stalling ISIS.

But let’s not forget who and what he is.

I respect him. But I don’t trust him.


5 posted on 03/03/2020 1:28:55 PM PST by dp0622 (Radicals, racists Don't but w finger at me I'm a small town white boy Just tryin' to makne ends meet)
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To: Salman

What about murdering political opponents. I wonder does he plan on putting that in his constitution.


6 posted on 03/03/2020 1:30:40 PM PST by FewsOrange
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To: George from New England

Well-stated. Thanks very, very much.

“Americans can only dream of a more perfect union.”


7 posted on 03/03/2020 1:31:20 PM PST by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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To: Salman

No wonder the Rats hate the new Russia. It’s a shame Trump couldn’t have been able to talk with Russia to come together on a few things. Below me. I would take any negotiations with Russia with a big grain of salt.


8 posted on 03/03/2020 1:31:48 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: George from New England

Sounds contrived, so the Rats can attack all Americans who agree, “proving” Trump Russian “collusion”.

How much $$ would a Rat have to send Putin for him to announce that he would “consider” this?


9 posted on 03/03/2020 1:33:36 PM PST by treetopsandroofs
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To: Salman

World is upside down


10 posted on 03/03/2020 1:35:00 PM PST by Bell Bouy II
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To: George from New England

Sorry, “propose”

On the table so to speak, for now.


11 posted on 03/03/2020 1:35:01 PM PST by treetopsandroofs
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To: Salman

Three cheers for Russia.


12 posted on 03/03/2020 1:35:02 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Gone but not forgiven.)
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To: Bell Bouy II

Maybe, but you have to admit, Putin has his tribes back.


13 posted on 03/03/2020 1:36:20 PM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: Salman

Whoever would have thought back in the day of the USSR?


14 posted on 03/03/2020 1:38:06 PM PST by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Salman

And those in DC can’t even agree upon what our national language should be, let alone upon which religion our country was founded.


15 posted on 03/03/2020 1:43:16 PM PST by drypowder
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To: HighSierra5

Believe me. Not below me. Spell check. Good thing it didn’t say “blow me”.


16 posted on 03/03/2020 1:45:51 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: HighSierra5

It’s a pity we didn’t do this while we could.


17 posted on 03/03/2020 2:07:00 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: Salman

How is that Abortion Rate in the USSR, I mean Russia, Vlad?


18 posted on 03/03/2020 2:25:36 PM PST by Meatspace
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To: Salman

i am no friend of Putin but he does show signs of having some genuine faith, or else at least he’s an excellent politician and he shows respect for people who do

he’d never make it in today’s anti-Christian, anti-Jew, anti-Bible, anti-morals D party


19 posted on 03/03/2020 2:49:37 PM PST by faithhopecharity ( “Politicians are not born; they are excreted.” Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE).)
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To: Salman

Let me know when President for life Putin enshrines freedom of speech, press, religion or assembly in the Russian constitution.


20 posted on 03/03/2020 2:50:21 PM PST by tlozo
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