2013-03-14 13:25:00

Russian laws ban gay couples from adopting children - Astakhov

Moscow, March 14, Interfax - The Russian Family Code does not allow same-sex couples to adopt children, children's rights commissioner Pavel Astakhov said.

"The Family Code and national legislation prohibit same-sex couples from adopting children. If other bills appear, legislators are free to debate and adopt them," he said at a press conference in Moscow on Thursday.