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Russia votes to ban adoption for foreign gay couples

Russia’s lower house of parliament unanimously passed a bill banning the adoption of orphans by foreign gay couples and by single foreign nationals from countries where gay marriage is legal.

RIA NOVOSTI has the report:

Russian lawmakers have unanimously approved amendments banning the adoption of Russian children by foreign couples in same-sex relationships, in a second reading vote on a broader bill.

The ban would also apply to single people living in countries where same-sex marriage is legal.

The draft law and related amendments to Russian family law were passed by Russia?s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, in a first reading on April 16.

The Duma voted on it in the second reading at about 5 p.m. Moscow time Tuesday, and the third and final reading in the lower house of parliament is slated for June 21.

Read the full report via RIA NOVOSTI