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on August 16, 2013 in World News

Russian world champion condemns homosexuality

Russian world champion condemns homosexuality MOSCOW (AP) — Pole vault great Yelena Isinbayeva condemned homosexuality Thursday after criticizing fellow competitors who painted their fingernails in rainbow colors to support gays and lesbians in the face of a new anti-gay law in Russia. The Russian, who won her third world title Tuesday in front of a boisterous home crowd, came out in favor of the law which has drawn sharp criticism and led Western activists to call for a boycott of next year’s Winter Olympics in the Russian resort of Sochi. “If we allow to promote and do all this stuff… View Article

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on June 22, 2013 in World News

Duma gives final approval to same sex couples adoptions ban

The Russian Lower House approved the bill that includes a ban on adoptions of Russian children by foreign same sex couples. The bill on state help to orphans and children deprived of  parental support was passed by a unanimous vote with 444 MPs  voting for it. The document provides for a radical increase in  allowances to foster families and also allows state sponsorship  of medical help that Russian orphans receive abroad. Also the  adoption procedure has been simplified – court decisions allowing  adoptions will come into force in 10 days instead of the previous  30 days, and the law allows… View Article

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