Russia Moves to Ban Adoptions by People from Countries With Gay Marriage

View of people on March Against Adoption Ban in Moscow on Jan 13,2013.People held march in Moscow to protest a recently adopted law that bans adoption of Russian children by US citizens. Image by Nickolay Vinokurov

View of people on March Against Adoption Ban in Moscow on Jan 13, 2013. People held march in Moscow to protest a recently adopted law that bans adoption of Russian children by US citizens. Image by Nickolay Vinokurov

A new measure that was recently passed by the lower house of parliament today in Russia will prohibit adoptions by people from countries where same-sex marriages are legal—this includes single people and unmarried straight couples. According to the Washington Post: “The lower house voted for the bill unanimously. After a third and final reading that is largely a formality, it must still be passed by the upper house, which is little more than a rubber-stamp body. Then it would go for signing to President Vladimir Putin, who has already expressed support for the ban.”

This news comes just a few weeks after the lower house unanimously passed a bill that bans “homosexual propaganda.”

 

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