Gay marriage will not happen as long as i’m president of Russia – Putin

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Vladimir Putin

President Vladimir Putin has reiterated his desire not to legalise gay marriage in Russia.

Russian President, Vladimir Putin

Speaking on Thursday in Kremlin, where he met a state commission to discuss the changes to Russia’s constitution, the 67-year-old spoke against allowing the traditional notion of mother and father to be ‘subverted’ by what he called “parent number 1” and “parent number 2”.

“As far as ‘parent number 1’ and ‘parent number 2’ goes, I’ve already spoken publicly about this and I’ll repeat it again: as long as I’m president this will not happen. There will be dad and mum,” Putin said.

Gay marriage has been accepted by some countries such as USA, South Africa Germany and Canada.