Russia Expands Adoption Ban To Include Any Country That Provide Marriage Equality
Russian children in need of loving homes will have less of a foreign pool of hope thanks to a statute passed by the Federal Assembly Thursday. Under the expansion, any single person (gay or straight) living in a country that recognizes same-sex marriage will be prohibited from adopting Russian children.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed the measure as an amendment to the law passed last July forbidding all same-sex couples from adopting from Russia, the Wall Street Journal reports. The new decree will not affect American citizens, who have already been banned from adopting Russian children, regardless of their sexual preferences or marital status, since 2012.