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Russia lawmakers back banning gay couple adoptions

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Russia's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelming voted in favour of a bill banning adoption of Russian orphans by gay couples in countries where same-sex marriages are legal.AFP

Russia's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelming voted in favour of a bill banning adoption of Russian orphans by gay couples in countries where same-sex marriages are legal.

In the second of three readings, lawmakers backed the proposal with a vote of 443 for and none against. If the bill becomes law it will affect married gay couples as well as unmarried people of any sexual orientation.