Theodore's World: Russian President Putin Signs Law Banning Gay Adoptions

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July 05, 2013

Russian President Putin Signs Law Banning Gay Adoptions

Russian President Putin Signs Law Banning Gay Adoptions

- Kremlin statement said the measure is intended to guarantee children a "harmonious" upbringing

- Law prohibits adoption by same-sex foreign couples whose homeland recognizes their union as marriage

Moscow-Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law on Wednesday banning the adoption of children by same-sex couples, as part of an increasingly conservative agenda the Kremlin is pursuing since his return to power.
Earlier this week Putin signed another law banning gay "propaganda," which human rights groups say has fuelled hate crimes against homosexuals.

Putin, who has embraced the Russian Orthodox Church as a moral authority and harnessed its influence as a source of political support, has championed socially conservative values since starting a new, six-year term in May 2012.

The latest law aims to protect children from "dictated non-traditional sexual behavior" and rid them of "distresses of soul and stresses, which according to psychologists' research, are often experienced by children raised by same-sex parents," according to a fact sheet on the Kremlin's website.

Wild Thing's comment.................

I am not sure, but perhaps there has been a lot of gay couples here in the US that have adopted from Russia in the past. Just guessing of course

Posted by Wild Thing at July 5, 2013 12:45 AM


I think so also Chrissie. There is a perverted weirdness among a lot of gay couples and they should not be able to adopt for any reason.

Posted by: TomR,armed in Texas at July 5, 2013 12:28 PM