Russian lawmakers pass ban on adoption tied to gay foreign couples

June 18, 2013 5:49 PM

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Russian lawmakers pass ban on adoption tied to gay foreign couples

MOSCOW -- The lower house of Russia's parliament gave initial approval Tuesday to ban the adoption of Russian orphans by foreign same-sex married couples or by single persons from countries where same-sex marriages are allowed.

Some lawmakers said the measure was intended as a response to a French law passed last month allowing same-sex marriage.

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