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Anti-gay adoption bill passes final Duma reading

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Anti-gay adoption bill passes final Duma reading


The Russian lower house of parliament the Duma has passed in the third reading a bill placing adoption restrictions on nations allowing same-sex marriage.

The bill now goes before the Senate, and then to President Putin for signature. Both are expected to be a formality. The Duma gave unanimous backing for the bill, with not a single vote against.

The deputy speaker of the house warned that if a child ended up with a homosexual couple it “could cause severe damage and the child ends up with a distorted perception of reality”.

Last week a law was passed imposing heavy fines for providing information about homosexuality to people under 18.

France recently became the 14th country to legalise same-sex marriage.

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