Skip to comments.Putin proposes to enshrine God, heterosexual marriage in constitution
Posted on 03/03/2020 1:24:43 PM PST by Salman
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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Americans can only dream of a more perfect union.
Meanwhile, Climate Change is causing hell to freeze over
Enshrine God and heterosexuality in Russia? Wonder if they take immigrants.
“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 $$.
Probably not the best idea if you want to live long to go hard against him in Russia.
Again, what he’s doing with Christianity is great. And thanks for stalling ISIS.
But let’s not forget who and what he is.
I respect him. But I don’t trust him.
What about murdering political opponents. I wonder does he plan on putting that in his constitution.
Well-stated. Thanks very, very much.
“Americans can only dream of a more perfect union.”
No wonder the Rats hate the new Russia. It’s a shame Trump couldn’t have been able to talk with Russia to come together on a few things. Below me. I would take any negotiations with Russia with a big grain of salt.
Sounds contrived, so the Rats can attack all Americans who agree, “proving” Trump Russian “collusion”.
How much $$ would a Rat have to send Putin for him to announce that he would “consider” this?
World is upside down
On the table so to speak, for now.
Three cheers for Russia.
Maybe, but you have to admit, Putin has his tribes back.
Whoever would have thought back in the day of the USSR?
And those in DC can’t even agree upon what our national language should be, let alone upon which religion our country was founded.
Believe me. Not below me. Spell check. Good thing it didn’t say “blow me”.
It’s a pity we didn’t do this while we could.
How is that Abortion Rate in the USSR, I mean Russia, Vlad?
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
Let me know when President for life Putin enshrines freedom of speech, press, religion or assembly in the Russian constitution.
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