Russia plans on banning all foreign same-sex couples from adopting Russian children, according to a new report from Reuters. Originally Vladimir Putin claimed that since France passed a marriage-equality law it would not allow their gay and lesbian citizens to adopt Russian children, but an official is now saying that all the country will prohibit all foreign gay and lesbian couples from adopting. According to Reuters:
An amendment restricting foreign adoptions to “traditional” families will be submitted to parliament in its autumn session by the government, said Alexei Levchenko, a spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets.
Russian legislation sets several requirements for adoptive parents from abroad such as sufficient income and a clean criminal record. But it does not mention sexual orientation or address the issue of same-sex couples.