Putin Mentioned of LGBTQ+ Rights, ‘We Will Not Have Mother or father 1 and Mother or father 2, We Will Have Mother and Dad’?


Russian President Vladimir Putin stated of LGBTQ+ rights, “So long as I’m the president of Russia, we is not going to have guardian one and guardian two. We may have mother and pa.”


On March 31, 2024 — Easter Sunday — X person Mario Nawfal (@MarioNawfal) posted (archived) that Russian President Vladimir Putin had made an Easter assertion affirming the prevalence of the normal household unit (based mostly on the notion that marriage is outlined as a union between a person and a lady) over various conceptions of the household.

Nawfal posted: “Putin on Easter: Russia will go away political correctness to the U.S.” The put up additionally featured a video, three photos and a purported quote from Putin, studying, “So long as I’m the president of Russia, we is not going to have guardian 1 and guardian 2, we may have mother and pa.”

As of April 2, the put up had acquired greater than 1 million views (impressions).

The supply cited by Nawfal was a post from the Suppressed Voice X account. That put up talked about the truth that the Transgender Day of Visibility and Easter had been each celebrated on the identical day in 2024. As we beforehand reported, Easter’s date modifications from yr to yr whereas Transgender Day of Visibility has fallen on March 31 yearly for greater than a decade.

Snopes discovered Nawfal’s put up contained a fairly correct quote of an precise assertion made by Putin, though Putin didn’t make the assertion on Easter 2024. We contacted Nawfal through a direct message on X to be taught extra in regards to the put up however didn’t obtain a response in time for publication.

Putin made the transcribed remarks on Feb. 13, 2020, throughout a gathering discussing proposed amendments to Russia’s Structure, in line with Reuters. The official transcript offered on the Kremlin web site confirmed Putin’s remarks translated to English, as follows:

On amendments concerning the position and standing of the household

Vladimir Putin: “Let me debate with you a bit, enter into polemics, if you want.”

“As you stated, a household is the union of a man and a girl. And if it’s a single-parent household, then what? Some issues have to be clarified. Marriage is the union of a man and a girl. A household is one thing barely totally different. However the thought itself is right and have to be supported. We simply have to take into consideration the wording and the place to do it.”

“As for ‘guardian primary,’ and ‘guardian quantity two,’ I as soon as spoke publicly and can repeat it: so long as I’m President, we may have no ‘guardian primary,’ there can be a father and a mom.”

The identical video clip Nawfal posted of Putin talking was additionally shared in February 2020 on YouTube by El Mundo, a newspaper in Spain.

Putin: "Mientras yo sea presidente no habrá 'progenitor 1' y 'progenitor 2', sólo papá y mamá"

Except for the quote, Nawfal’s put up included three photos. One confirmed the Empire State Constructing in New York lit up in a rainbow of colours resembling these of an LGBTQ+ delight flag. Nevertheless, that photograph dated again to at the least 2015, in line with a put up on the constructing’s Fb web page. Additional, the Empire State Constructing featured pastel colours for Easter on March 31, 2024, not rainbow colours, in line with the schedule on the constructing’s official web site.

One other picture in Nawfal’s put up confirmed a screenshot of a deceptive headline from Fox Information trumpeting the false declare U.S. President Joe Biden banned faith from an Easter egg artwork contest. We beforehand reported on this rumor. The ultimate picture within the put up displayed a image of Biden celebrating Easter in 2023.

In different phrases, the quote from Putin was real however was greater than 4 years outdated and had nothing to do with Easter, and among the photos within the put up had been deceptive and outdated.

For additional studying, The Related Press reported extra particulars about Putin’s historical past of cracking down on LGBTQ+ rights.


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