Putin Wants Ban on Adoption by Foreign Gay Couples

Vladimir Putin wants to bring the hammer down on adoptions by foreign same-sex couples, RT reports:

PutinThe government and the Supreme Court have reportedly been requested to come up with amendments to the law by July 1. Most likely the order will be fulfilled by the Ministry of Education and Science, which deals with issues concerning orphans and adoptions, according to Izvestia daily. But the ministry says it has not yet received instructions on the matter.

Tensions over the issue arose in mid-February, after the French National Assembly approved a sweeping bill to legalize gay marriage and allow same-sex couples to adopt children.

Soon after that children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov vowed he would do everything possible to ensure that Russian orphans are only adopted by traditional, heterosexual families.

They add:

The Russian Family Code does not allow same-sex marriage, making adoption by same sex-couples impossible. Adoption by unmarried individuals is technically possible; authorities do not require future parents to present proof of their sexual orientation.

Comments

  1. Jack M says

    He’s a dictator, plain and simple, trying the wear the costume of a benevolent leader. He’s fooling nobody. His country is poverty-stricken and only the people in top spots are wealthy. The rest get little or nothing.

  2. redball says

    see the racism? had this been an african head of state, the comments here wouldve been pure filth.

    where are the comments here deriding putin as an stupid caucasoid monkey and a WhiteHonkyBitch????

  3. Derrick from Philly says

    No, Redball, Putin is not a WhiteHonkyBitch. Old Lady Hearne is. Where is she anyway? They must have taken the folks from the retirement village to the doctor’s office today.

  4. andrew says

    I hope he gets his way. It might encourage Americans interested in adopting children to look here at home, where there are many American children who need adoptive parents.

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