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Russia to ban adoption of children by people from countries that allow same-sex marriage

Russia is on its way to sharply limiting the adoption of children by people from countries that allow same-sex marriage.Under a measure that passed its crucial second reading in the lower house of parliament Tuesday, Russia will prohibit adoption by foreign couples whose homeland recognizes their union as marriage, as well as by single people or unmarried couples from those countries.The lower house voted for the bill unanimously. After a third and final reading that is largely a formality, it must still be passed by the upper house, which is little more than a rubber-stamp body. Then it would go for signing to President Vladimir Putin, who has already expressed support for the ban.The measure is the latest move by Russia to buck the Western trend toward greater acceptance of homosexuality. The lower house last week overwhelmingly passed a bill that bans giving children so-called homosexual propaganda, which effectively appears to mean any information about gays.Although Russia lifted ...

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  1. Russia's parliament votes to ban adoption by same-sex couples

    Russia is on its way to formally prohibiting all adoption by same-sex couples and also banning the adoption of Russian children by single people or unmarried couples...

  2. Russian foreign minister says US adoptions should be stopped until pact reached

    MOSCOW (AP) — American adoptions of Russian children must be suspended until the two countries reach a final agreement on adoption procedures, Russia's foreign minis...

  3. Thousands protest in Moscow against US adoption ban

    Thousands marched through Moscow on Sunday to protest Russia's new law banning Americans from adopting Russian children, a far bigger number than expected in a sign ...

  4. International Relations Debacle

    U.S. delegation to visit Russia to discuss adoption outrage

  5. US judge: Woman who sent back Russian boy must pay

    An American woman who adopted a Russian boy and later sent him back to Moscow on a one-way flight has been ordered to pay a sum of $150,000 and an additional $1,000 ...

  6. American adoptive mothers get their Russian kids

    After weeks of anxiety plodding through the opaque Russian legal system, two U.S. women have custody of their adopted Russian children and are preparing to take them...

  7. Ranch becomes focus for Russian adoption outrage

    On one side of the gate stood a group of Russian government officials with a Moscow television crew in tow, demanding entry into the ranch that one of them had calle...

  8. Utah family reportedly adopted Russian girl days before Putin signed ban

    A Utah family reportedly adopted a 4-year-old Russian girl with Down syndrome just days before Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill banning Americans from ...

  9. Facing worldwide criticism over whistleblower's death, Russia prepares to try him posthumously

    Russia is preparing to put lawyer Sergei Magnitsky on trial, even though he is dead, in the latest twist in a case that has severely strained U.S.-Russian relations....

  10. Sheriff: Mom not talking about adopted Russian boy

    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Local authorities said Monday they haven't been able to question a Tennessee woman who returned her adopted 7-year-old son to Russia , wher...

  11. US, Russia agree on rules for safer adoptions

    The United States and Russia ended an ugly dispute over the abuse of adopted Russian children on Wednesday, with Washington signing an agreement that will increase o...

  12. Russia, US differ on how close they are to signing a new accord on adoptions

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia and the United States are moving closer to signing a new accord on adoptions, officials from both countries said Wednesday.But how close is uncl...

  1. Russian parliament passes Russia -US adoption law

    Russia's parliament on Tuesday ratified a long-awaited agreement with the United States regulating the adoption of Russian children by Americans.The ratification by ...

  2. Russian parliament passes Russia -US adoption law

    Russia's parliament on Tuesday ratified a long-awaited agreement with the United States regulating the adoption of Russian children by Americans.The ratification by ...

  3. Russian parliament passes Russia -US adoption law

    Russia's parliament has ratified a long-awaited agreement with the United States which regulates the adoption of Russian children by Americans.The State Duma voted 2...

  4. Russia adoption confusion rattles US families

    NEW YORK (AP) — For the Zukors in Maryland, and hundreds of other families across the U.S., there were anxious and confusing moments Thursday as reports surfaced — a...

  5. US, Russia agree to negotiate adoption agreement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says the U.S. and Russia have agreed to negotiate an agreement on new adoption rules to resolve concerns that emerged in the f...

  6. Russia Urges Adoption Freeze After American Returns Boy

    MOSCOW  -- A top Russian official demanded that all child adoptions by U.S. families be frozen Friday after a woman from Tennessee shipped her 7-year-old adopted Rus...

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