this Russian House of Representatives a law passed on first reading Prohibition of sex change through surgery or legal meansfueling the country’s conservative turn against the LGBT community in an all-out military offensive in Ukraine.
“Bill banning(…) medical transgender interventions and civil status registration of transgenders without medical interventions approved,” the report said duma (The lower house of the Russian parliament) issued a statement.
The text provides an exception allowing such surgical intervention for “congenital anomalies” during the formation of the child’s genitalia.
However, according to the Act, these special medical operations need to be verified at the government level.
“Currently, the transgender industry is well developed Russia These include networks of doctors, psychologists, organizations and activists gay Dishonest,” argued the deputies in a letter accompanying the project.
Text proposed by heads of major parliamentary groups including the party united russia, pro kremlinand communist partybased on the Russian constitution, which upholds “traditional family values” and defines marriage as “the union of a man and a woman”.
“The man got up in the morning and decided that he was no longer a man, but a woman, or a woman and not a man. He went to a private clinic (…), got his certificate, went to the civil registry, filed an ID The department changes your last name, first name and paternal name. Here’s what could happen: They get married, God forbid, they adopt a child,” he said.
President duma, Vyacheslav VolodinHe announced that the law would receive final approval in the coming weeks.
The bill was brought to the House of Commons by 400 representatives from five political parties represented in Parliament (out of a total of 450 in the House of Commons).
The Act also proposes Prohibition of changing gender on identity documents and other official proof of non-surgical procedures.
He acknowledged that gender reassignment has been permitted under the country’s laws since 1997, although those involved can introduce the change in their identity documents without undergoing surgery.
From 2018 to last year, more than 2,700 Russians change gender on documentsThis resulted in nearly 200 marriages.
In turn, the Deputy Minister of Health, Oleg Saragueestimating the number of people requesting transsexuality at 996 in 2022, and promising that transgender people will continue to receive medical help.
Transgender people fear a spike in suicide rates among members of the community, many of whom are considering emigrating, after the law is approved.
The 2020 constitutional reforms introduced into the Magna Carta the concept of marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
A few weeks ago, the Attorney General, Konstantin Chuchenkodeclaring that the authorities want to “legally rule out the possibility of changing the gender in passports and other documents”.
In this regard, the head of the family committee duma House of Representatives, Nina Ostaninaassured that a few weeks ago some young Russians changed their gender in their documents so as not to be mobilized into the army and in Ukraine.
Putina devout who has introduced measures and incentives to combat an aging population since 2000, when he pledged that during his presidency Russia There will be no same-sex marriage.