Russia to ban same-sex foreign couples from adopting

MailOnline (UK) 3 June 2013
Vladimir Putin will ban foreign homosexual couples from adopting Russian children, the government has confirmed.

An amendment restricting foreign adoptions to ‘traditional’ families will be submitted to parliament in its autumn session by the government, Alexei Levchenko, a spokesman for Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, said on Saturday.

The ban underscores a growing rift between Russia and the West over gay rights.