Russia wants to stop U.N. staff benefits for same-sex couples

March 20, 2015 10:06 PM

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia has asked a United Nations General Assembly committee to vote on Tuesday on its proposal to stop the world body extending staff benefits to all same-sex couples, diplomats said.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in July that the United Nations would recognize all same-sex marriages of its staff, allowing them to receive U.N. benefits.

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