Deputy Vitaly Milonov was elected to the post of Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Family, Women and Children. The committee will be chaired by Nina Ostanina, chairwoman of the All-Russian Women’s Union “Hope of Russia”. This is reported by TASS with reference to the resolution adopted during the first meeting of the parliament of the VIII convocation.
According to Milonov, from the last convocation he had a bunch of bills that he intends to bring up for discussion. In particular, he wants to “revise our legislation, which contains an absolutely obscurantist article from the era of Leon Trotsky on the possibility of gender reassignment.” “This is an absolutely unscientific statement that you can change your gender and document. The gender cannot be changed. Gender was given to us from birth, ”he said.
This is not the first transphobic bill discussed in Russia in recent years. Earlier, Senator Elena Mizulina proposed to prohibit transgender people from getting married and adopting or adopting children. Also in the submitted bill there was a provision banning the recognition of homosexual marriages concluded abroad. Mizulina’s initiative provoked a public scandal and was eventually sent back for revision “to relieve tension in society.”
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