U.S. policy of spreading same-sex family values to find no global support - Russian MP

Moscow, June 30, 2015

The United States will try to impose the spread of same-sex "marriages" on other countries by exerting pressure on them, but this policy is unlikely to prove successful, says Alexey Pushkov, the head of the State Duma Committee on International Affairs.

"A huge stratum of humankind will refuse to accept these new values, but this does not stop the U.S. which has already said that one of the main goals of its policy will be to globalize, to universalize same-sex 'marriages'," Pushkov said at the Public Chamber hearings on the occasion of the United Nations' 70th anniversary.

"And here, I think, it will act, of course, not through the UN mechanisms, but through its own inherent ones such as unilateral pressure and by imposing these principles on other countries. But I think this policy will not be successful," he said.

In his view, these new values will not be reflected in key UN documents for cultural and civilizational reasons.

"Obama wants to universalize same-sex "marriages" but I think this situation will stop at the Middle East because Muslim societies certainly are not prepared to accept that. But that does not mean the attempt will not be made," the MP said.

In his view, to spread this policy, the U.S. and its allies will act through the Council of Europe, through the EU, where support for gay pride parades and demonstrations in favor of a special status for sexual minorities is official.

Last Friday the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry in any U.S. state. The ban on official marriage of such couples had earlier remained in 14 states.

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