Moscow, Russia, Mar 3, 2020 / 20:01 pm
A definition of marriage as between a man and a woman is among several amendments to the Russian constitution proposed by president Vladimir Putin.
The State Duma, Russia's lower parliamentary house, approved the constitutional reform bill in January. Putin's amendments will be included in a second reading next week.
A public vote on the constitutional amendments will take place April 22, but will first have to undergo approval from the Constitutional Court.
Neither same-sex marriage nor civil unions are legal in Russia.