Agence France-PresseJune 18, 2013 06:31
Russian lawmakers on Tuesday debated a bill which would place tough restrictions on adoption to countries where same-sex marriages are legal, following France's vote last month allowing such unions.
The bill could ban people in over a dozen countries from adopting Russian orphans even if they are single, according to proposed amendments being discussed in the Duma lower house of parliament.
It is likely to be swiftly passed and President Vladimir Putin has already vowed to sign it into law. The bill, already in the second of three readings, will be voted on later Tuesday.