Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky is said to be considering legalising same-sex marriage in the nation, which is still defending itself from Putin’s invasion.

According to reports by the BBC, Zelensky is considering a petition signed by over 28,000 people, which would see the legalisation of same-sex marriages and civil partnerships in Ukraine.

Currently, in Ukraine, same-sex relationships are not criminalised; however, both marriages and civil partnerships are not recognised, resulting in many rights such as co-ownership of property or joint adoption not being possible for LGBTQ+ couples.


Additionally, the current law has also put added pressure and stress onto families and partners of soldiers killed in the ongoing Russian invasion, with partners of LGBTQ+ soldiers killed being unable to collect their bodies to bury them.

KyivPride and their Media Communications manager Oksana Solonska have praised the petition saying: “It is important that LGBTQ+ people have the right to see their partner and take their body from the morgue and seek compensation if needed.”

“All married couples have these rights. We really hope that same-sex marriage will be legalised, so people will be able to take care of each other,” Solonska added, speaking with the BBC.

President Zelensky reportedly has ten days to consider the proposals made in the petition.