2020-02-04 19:14:00

Enshrining 'traditional marriage' in constitution at bottom of working group's agenda

Moscow, February 4, Interfax - Russian senator Andrey Klishas, co-chair of a working group tasked with drafting constitutional amendments, has backed a proposal by Russian State Duma Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy to define marriage in the constitution as a union between a man and a woman.

"I do [support the proposal]. We will discuss [it] at the working group," Klishas told Interfax on Tuesday.

The amendment could be put in the preamble. The changes will be discussed by the group toward the end of its work; currently, the group is studying ideas on amendments to Sections 3-8 of the constitution, he said.

A similar proposal to enshrine traditional family values and define family as the "union between a man and a woman" has already been made by the deputy leader of the World Russian People's Council Konstantin Malofeyev.