Monday, September 9, 2013

Russia Stops International Adoptions with Countries which Allow Same-sex Marriage

Last August, the Russian parliament Duma approved some amendments banning the adoption of Russian children to foreign gay couples and single people living in countries where marriage between same sex is legal.

As a result of these legal changes, and according to the new rules governing international adoptions, now the Russian courts require, as a condition of an international adoption, the prior signing of a bilateral agreement between Russia and the foreign country.

But Russia, before signing a bilateral adoption agreements with foreign countries, takes into account if they have approved same-sex marriage laws to decide.

The result is that Russia is stopping all international adoptions to couples who reside in countries where gay marriage is allowed, even if such couples are heterosexual, if there aren't bilateral agreements with those countries.

After stopping judicial processes, the courts even may end up rejecting the adoption requests regardless the couples are gay or not.

Another twist of the screw in Russia to the discriminatory policies against LGBT people and their rights, but this time with side effects for heterosexual couples.

Protests against anti-gay Russian laws 
continue around the world


  1. By Donald Bachman:

    Ok, let them all rot than, we dont need their hate anywhere in da world, put the Berlin wsll back up but all around Russia

  2. By Safuwrah Moss:

    Just when you think Putin cant get anymore ignorant. Here goes something else. I think he's gay in the down low..its ok Putin, just come out of the closet

  3. By Donald Bachman:

    That is what I tell ms putina gurl accept yourself, cum out of the closet ms putina, you might even dress better after all those centuries in the closet, I mean really md putina its to obvious, just do it gurl!

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