spot_img

In further crackdown on LGBTQ rights, Russia votes for law to ban gender reassignment surgery – World News Network

Moscow [Russia], July 14 (ANI): The Russian State Duma, or lower house of parliament, has approved a new law prohibiting nearly all medical help for transgender persons, including gender reassignment surgery, as part of a slew of new anti-LGBTQ laws in Russia, CNN reported.
The bill, which had its third and final reading on Friday, prevents physicians from performing gender reassignment procedures on children unless they are addressing congenital physiological problems. It also restricts registry offices from changing formal records based on gender transition medical certifications.
Before it comes into effect, the bill must still be passed by the Federation Council and signed by President Vladimir Putin.
Individuals who have had gender changes are barred from becoming adoptive parents or guardians, and a marriage may be annulled if one or both spouses have a gender change and update their civil status records, according to amendments made for its third reading.
In recent months, Putin has strengthened anti-LGBTQ laws as the Kremlin clamps down on free expression and human rights in the midst of the Ukraine conflict, as per CNN.
These latest legal developments in Russia impose more restrictions on the LGBTQ community and show the country’s tightening of rules and control over transgender rights.
Russia strengthened its existing “gay propaganda” law in December 2022 in order to impose control over public discourse and narratives around non-heterosexual relationships and identities.
The package of amendments signed by Putin includes stern penalties for anyone promoting “non-traditional sexual relations and/or preferences,” as well as gender transition, according to CNN.
Yulia Alyoshina, Russia’s first transgender politician, has issued warning of the severe consequences of the proposed transgender bill.
“Once the bill becomes law, the repercussions will be harsh, as transgender individuals will be denied the right for medical care, which is constitutionally guaranteed,” Alyoshina told CNN.
“This bill is not just discriminatory, it is a real genocide of transgender people,” Alyoshina added.
Alyoshina resigned from her job as regional chairman of the Civic Initiative party and opted to terminate her political career in October, amid hearings on “LGBTQ propaganda” legislation revisions and a bill receiving its first reading in the State Duma.
The most recent limitations appear to be inextricably linked to Russia’s continuous opposition to political and human rights activism, according to CNN.
Notably, Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) reported on the day of the final reading that it had jailed a transgender activist on suspicion of treason.
The FSB said that the activist, a Russian citizen from the Oryol area, aided the Armed Forces of Ukraine by donating money to the independent human rights monitoring group OVD-Info.
Under a statute that opponents believe suppresses opposition, the Russian government designated OVD-Info as a foreign agent in 2021. Following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the organisation expanded its scope to assist anti-war demonstrators while continuing to monitor human rights violations within Russia, reported CNN. (ANI)


Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from a syndicated feed of ANI; only the image & headline may have been reworked by News Services Division of World News Network Inc Ltd and Palghar News and Pune News and World News


Paris Appreciation Awards

Read More

World Polls

Read More

Short News

Read More

Indian Bureaucrats

Read More

World Talent Management

Read More

World Brand Ambassadors

Read More

Film Critics

Read More

Influencers

Read More

Video Press Release

Read More

podcasts Press Release

Read More

Social Media

Read More

Colleges Press Release

Read More

Business Press Release

Read More

Critics Press Release

Read More

Fashion Marketing Press Releases

Read More

Gaming Press Release

Read More

Finance Press Release Distribution

Read More

Creative Press Release

Read More

Animals Press Release

Read More

Tech News Press Release

Read More

Cryptomarket Press Release

Read More

Fitness News Press Release

Read More

Gadgets Press Release

Read More

Gardening Press Release

Read More

Stockmarket Press Release

Read More

Product Reviewers and Marketing

Read More

Crypto Press Release Distribution

Read More

Film Festivals Marketing

Read More

India Real Estate Marketing

Read More

Indian Medical Tourism

Read More

Travel Marketing Press Release

Read More

Health Marketing Press Release

Read More

Events Marketing Press Release

Read More

Restaurants Marketing Press Release

Read More

City Business Listing

Read More

World Import Export

Read More

PR Franchise

Read More

Radio Press Release Distribution

Read More

Movies Distribution

Read More

spot_img

Must Read

Related Articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Paris Appreciation Awards

Read More

World Polls

Read More

Short News

Read More

Indian Bureaucrats

Read More

World Talent Management

Read More

World Brand Ambassadors

Read More

Film Critics

Read More

Influencers

Read More

Video Press Release

Read More

podcasts Press Release

Read More

Social Media

Read More

Colleges Press Release

Read More

Business Press Release

Read More

Critics Press Release

Read More

Fashion Marketing Press Releases

Read More

Gaming Press Release

Read More

Finance Press Release Distribution

Read More

Creative Press Release

Read More

Animals Press Release

Read More

Tech News Press Release

Read More

Cryptomarket Press Release

Read More

Fitness News Press Release

Read More

Gadgets Press Release

Read More

Gardening Press Release

Read More

Stockmarket Press Release

Read More

Product Reviewers and Marketing

Read More

Crypto Press Release Distribution

Read More

Film Festivals Marketing

Read More

India Real Estate Marketing

Read More

Indian Medical Tourism

Read More

Travel Marketing Press Release

Read More

Health Marketing Press Release

Read More

Events Marketing Press Release

Read More

Restaurants Marketing Press Release

Read More

City Business Listing

Read More

World Import Export

Read More

PR Franchise

Read More

Radio Press Release Distribution

Read More

Movies Distribution

Read More

Send this to a friend