Putin Signs Law Limiting Adoption Options For Gay Couples In Russia

Vladimir Putin has banned same-sex couples from adopting children in Russia, the Kremlin Press Service announced on Wednesday.

The amended “Family Code” will prohibit the adoption of Russian children by foreign same-sex couples and by single individuals in countries that have legalised same-sex marriage.

The news has caused outrage and controversy both with the LGBT community and human rights campaigners.

What about same-sex couples who want to adopt a Thai child? Whether the same-gender couples are from Thailand or overseas, allowing same-sex couples to adopt also remains a controversial subject. Despite embracing the LGBT community, Thailand still does not recognise same sex marriage and therefore does not afford the same rights of adopting a child to gay couples.

Relevant Documents: Thailand Adoption Law

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