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Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:25 PM

 

Putin proposes to enshrine God, heterosexual marriage in constitution

Putin proposes to enshrine God, heterosexual marriage in constitution
https://www.france24.com/en/20200302-putin-proposes-to-enshrine-god-heterosexual-marriage-in-constitution

Moscow (AFP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to parliament a number of new constitutional changes, including amendments that mention God and stipulate that marriage is a union of a man and woman.

Putin in January unleashed a political storm by proposing an overhaul of the constitution, the first changes to the basic law since 1993.

Last month the Russian parliament's lower house unanimously approved the constitutional reform bill in a first reading after less than two hours of debate.

Ahead of a second and key reading set for next week, Putin submitted 24 pages worth of amendments, said State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin.

"The president's amendments are the result of his dialogue with representatives of all factions (and) civil society," he said in comments released by the State Duma.

The amendments enshrine the mention of Russians' "faith in God" and also stipulate that marriage is a heterosexual union, Deputy Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy told AFP.

Most Russians identify as Orthodox Christians but Russia is officially a secular state.

The new amendments also ban giving away Russian territory and any call promoting such a move would also be outlawed.

A member of a Kremlin-appointed constitutional working group, actor Vladimir Mashkov, has suggested that such an amendment would ensure that Russia keeps Crimea -- which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014 -- or the Kuril Islands -- disputed with Japan for decades -- even after Putin quits power.

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Reply Putin proposes to enshrine God, heterosexual marriage in constitution (Original post)
Odoreida Mar 2020 OP
genxlib Mar 2020 #1
SCantiGOP Mar 2020 #2
guillaumeb Mar 2020 #3
Newest Reality Mar 2020 #4
Blue_Tires Mar 2020 #5

Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:27 PM

1. Great

Now we will never be able to pry the GOP lips off of Putin's ass

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:33 PM

2. No wonder Trump loves Pooty

"Why can't I have this kind of authority? I can't even kill people who are obvious enemies of the state. Barr says that would be 'illegal.' "

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:39 PM

3. How soon until this is part of the GOP's platform as well? eom

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 04:43 PM

4. Pooty...

Pooty loves his scapegoats, too. Trump tries to follow that dictator game.

You simply have to create an opposition that you can control and vilify and who better than marginalized, vulnerable groups who have no power or representation? You just cast them as "not good with God" or not really human, etc.

The thing is, that can then easily be ramped up and there is a list that ascends through other groups and then jabs the heart of a nation with a dictatorial javelin and includes religious, racial and even intellectual/academic groups as it reaches its peak.

Pooty represents a group of oligarchs and, it seems, and actually the richest man in the World. Despotism pays more than any other job and the power and control offer endless perks. Why wouldn't Trump want to emulate or even surpass him? He has an entire country in his grubby, little, tiny mitts right now.

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Response to Odoreida (Original post)

Tue Mar 3, 2020, 06:13 PM

5. Greenwald and Snowden were unavailable for comment

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