Russia to Ban Changing Gender on Passports, Other ID Documents

Was Russia allowing this in the first place?

I’m pretty sure they were not, and they just look for various opportunities to come out and say “we’re not gay like you faggots.”


The Russian Ministry of Justice is to review national legislation in order to ban the changing of one’s gender in passports and other ID documents, ministry chief Konstantin Chuychenko told TASS on Monday. The existing practice of gender-changing on documents creates legal collisions and doesn’t fit Russia’s “basic principles” in national policy or “constitutional priorities,” he explained.

Russia permitted gender change in 1997. In 2018, a mechanism was created that allowed a person to change their gender at will in any identity papers. Currently, one has to provide a simple clearance certificate from a medical institution to request such a document change. According to Chuychenko, a person does not need to go through gender-reassignment surgery to legally change gender in any documents.

Between 2018 and 2022, a total of 2,700 cases of legal gender-changes were registered in Russia, according to Chuychenko. In 190 cases, persons who’d legally changed their gender then officially registered a marriage in Russia, he added. Russian legislation does not allow same-sex marriages.

Again, we are reminded: this war is about gay sex.