2013-06-10 14:26:00

State Duma to ban adoptions of children by same-sex couples next week

Moscow, June 10, Interfax - The State Duma will adopt amendments to the legislation banning the adoption of children by same-sex couples next week.

"We will submit the amendments to one of the laws on the support of children and orphans passed in the first reading next week," Russian State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin told reporters on Monday.

The amendments will be a measure preventing same-sex couples from other countries from adopting Russian children he said. In particular, this is due to the fact that same-sex "marriage" has now been legalized in France.