2016-04-26 12:52:00

Poroshenko promises not to allow legalizing gay 'marriages' in Ukraine

Moscow, April 26, Interfax - Ukrainian president Pyotr Poroshenko calms down those who is concerned with legalization of unisexual unions in the country.

"Head of the state said that unisexual marriages will not be legalized in Ukraine," press service of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church reports resuming the results of Poroshenko's meeting with officials of the Pan-Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations.

At the meeting, Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All Ukraine expressed his fears over possible legalization of gay 'marriages' in the country.

"It was noted that all members of the council share his concerns over the problem," the message reads.

On November 12, 2015, the Supreme Rada approved of a draft law that introduced such terms as 'sexual orientation' and 'gender identification.' Metropolitan Onufry earlier said that "such novelties can become the first step to promoting homosexual life style in Ukraine and attempts to legalize unisexual unions."