2013-07-09 14:27:00

Protest against same-sex marriage being prepared in Moscow

Moscow, July 9, Interfax - Members of several Orthodox public organizations plan to stage a protest against same-sex marriage outside the French Embassy in Moscow on Tuesday.

The action has been permitted by the city authorities, a Russian Mothers movement spokesperson told Interfax.

Apart from Russian Mothers, the protest is expected to involve representatives of the God's Will organization, Family and the World, the Trade Union of Russian Citizens, the Association of Orthodox Experts, the Eurasian Youth Union, the Anti-Globalization Movement of Russia, the Union of Orthodox Citizens, the Orthodox Action Corporation, the Christian Solidarity Foundation, and the Coalition for Morality.

The event is meant to support French citizens who "champion family values and the right of people to stay as men and women, and their own children's right to stay as girls and boys," the spokesperson said.

In April, France became the world's 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage.