Russia has called on the United Nations to vote to stop providing benefits to couples in same-sex marriages.
The move comes after UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon previously said the organisation would recognise all staff's same-sex marriages and allow them to receive benefits.
However, Russia now wants the General Assembly Fifth Committee, who handle the budget, to vote on the issue, which will take place on Tuesday (March 24).
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission's Director of Programs Jessica Stern previously warned that Russia was "looking for any excuse to curtain" Ban Ki-moon's authority.
She said: "It's no secret that the Secretary-General and Russia have been at cross-purposes over Ukraine and Syria, and the Russians have found the perfect political vehicle for attacking him."
reports that an anonymous diplomat has warned that it is unclear how much support Russia will receive from other members.
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