2013-02-06 16:48:00

Legalization of same-sex marriage in UK, France narrows possibilities of adoption of Russian children - Russian Foreign Ministry

Moscow, February 6, Interfax - Russian ombudsman on human rights, democracy and supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov said legalization by the British and French parliaments of same-sex marriage will negatively impact the possibilities of adoption of Russian children by citizens of these countries.

"The British and French parliaments have legalized same-sex marriage. That narrows the possibilities of adoption of Russian children by citizens of these countries," Dolgov said on Twitter on Wednesday.

According to earlier reports, the British parliament approved a government-proposed bill legalizing same-sex marriage.

A similar decision was made by the French parliament last week.