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Russia Limits Adoptions to Countries Allowing Same-Sex Unions

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Russia introduced measures Thursday to restrict adoptions of children to people in countries that recognize same-sex marriages.

MOSCOW, February 13 (RIA Novosti) – Russia introduced measures Thursday to restrict adoptions of children to people in countries that recognize same-sex marriages.

A decree published on the government’s website states that a ban on adoptions will apply to married gay couples and unmarried couples.

Restrictions will affect countries that traditionally adopt large quantities of Russian orphans, including Spain, France and Canada. Same-sex marriage is set to become law in the United Kingdom later this year.

“Adoptions can be carried out by members of either sex with the exception of… people in a union of two people of the same sex that has been registered as a married according to the legislation of their country... and also unmarried people in such countries,” reads the decree, which has been signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.

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Homophobic sentiment in Russian society, attacks on homosexuals and increasingly conservative rhetoric within the political establishment have been on the rise following anti-gay “propaganda” legislation passed last year.

A law signed by President Vladimir Putin in July to ban the adoption of Russian children by same-sex couples provoked widespread international criticism.

Same-sex marriages are currently legal in 14, mainly European, countries, including France, Spain, the Netherlands, Sweden and Portugal. New Zealand, Canada and South Africa also allow such unions.

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