Zelensky Insults LGBTQ People in Ukraine with "Civil Partnerships" Instead of Marriage Equality, Ryan Field Books

 Zelensky Insults LGBTQ People in Ukraine with “Civil Partnerships” Instead of Marriage Equality

First, I am half Ukrainian. My mother was full Ukrainian. Even though my maternal grandparents were all born here in the US, I can still remember listening to them speak Ukrainian during holidays and family get-togethers. My mother didn’t understand a word of it, because Ukrainian immigrants were so eager to assimilate and be Americans that she never learned. But my grandmother and her sisters only spoke in Ukrainian when my great-grandmother was around. 

With that said, I despise what Putin is doing in Ukraine right now. And I’ve been following this war closely since it began. Clearly, I support Ukraine. However, I can’t let Zelensky off the hook for the way he’s treating gay couples in Ukraine. He wants to give them “Civil Partnerships” which is just throwing them that proverbial bone. I was against domestic unions here in the US when they tried to push that off on us. I wanted full quality with same-sex marriage. I honestly still don’t understand that gay men here in the US were so willing to settle for less. 

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky floated “civil partnerships” as a potential answer to calls for the legalization of same-sex marriage, a step he said would not be possible during the war — though Russia’s invasion has reinvigorated the push for marriage equality.

Here’s more. Zelensky claims he can’t grant same-sex marriages right now because the Ukrainian Constitution states that marriage is between one man and one woman so I fully understand what Zelensky is up against and I’m not throwing shade. But 28,000 people have signed a petition in favor of same-sex marriage. 

Zelensky needs to work on this a little more. No LGBTQ person should have to settle for anything less than full equality. Anything less than that is an insult. 

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