The bill banning gender reassignment surgery was approved by the Gosduma on Friday but requires the approval of the upper house. With the approval of President Vladimir Putin, the ban on gender reassignment surgery for LGBT groups will come into force in the country.
The bill contains strict instructions. Transgender individuals are prohibited from adopting children. They cannot adopt children. A marriage can only be considered void if one of the partners has undergone gender reassignment.
Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin said on Friday that the crucial bill would protect the country’s citizens and children. In a video released through Telegram, she stated that gender reassignment surgery will lead to the degradation and destruction of the nation. Russia is the only country in Europe that opposes such things happening in states and Europe and protects families and traditional values. Will do whatever it takes. The future is in jeopardy if a bill banning sex reassignment surgery is not introduced. Volodin explained that we need to understand this.
LGBT groups and organizations have come out against the government’s decision to ban sex reassignment surgery.
Between 2016 and 2022, an estimated 2,990 people underwent legal gender reassignment surgery, according to the Russian Interior Ministry.
Ian Dworkin, head of the Center T, an organization that supports Chinese transgender people, said the Russian government’s “absolutely fascist” law. Once the law is passed, people will lose access to medical care and basic human rights. The government is declaring this group as an enemy. Their rights will be taken away and assistance will be removed. It is a worrying situation, she added.
The controversial bill comes after the Russian parliament banned the public display of LGBT culture in public. Those who openly display LGBT culture in public places will have to pay huge fines.
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