MOSCOW: The approval of gay marriage by parliaments in France and Britain harms the chances of citizens of those countries adopting Russian children, a senior Russian Foreign Ministry official said today.
The foreign ministry’s human rights envoy Konstantin Dolgov wrote on Twitter that the British and French parliaments have legalised same-sex marriages, and this narrows the chances of the citizens of these countries adopting Russian children.
France’s National Assembly on Saturday overwhelmingly approved a key piece of legislation that will allow homosexual couples to marry and adopt children, to the delight of gay activists.
Although the proposed law still faces at least another week of scrutiny before a final vote scheduled for February 12, it now looks set to emerge from parliament without delay and undiluted.
British lawmakers yesterday voted in favour of controversial legislation allowing gay marriage despite fierce opposition from members of Prime Minister David Cameron’s own party.