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Russia bans adoptions from countries that allow same-sex marriage

Thursday, February 13, 2014

MOSCOW — Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed an amendment to Russia’s law prohibiting same-sex couples from adopting, extending the ban to foreign couples from nations where same-sex marriage is legal.

The amendment, dated February 10 but posted on the Russian government’s website Thursday, states that it is intended to “help improve the procedure for transferring children without parental care to families of Russian and foreign citizens, and to protect the rights and interests of these children.”

While some Kremlin watchers have suggested that the wording may not necessarily bar adoption of Russian children by married heterosexual couples from countries that allow same-sex marriage, a spokesperson for the Putin Administration told LGBTQ Nation Thursday that it was in fact a “blanket ban.”

An explanatory note that accompanied last year’s law said the aim was to “protect” children from the “potential undesirable effects” of being exposed to “unconventional sexual relationships, and also from forming the complexes, mental suffering and stresses that research by psychologists suggests often affect children of same-sex parents.”

The language of the amendment does not mention any country by name.

Same-sex marriage is currently legal in 15 countries, in parts of Mexico and the United States, and in England and Wales in late March.

Couples or individuals from the U.S. have been banned from adopting Russian orphans under a law named for Dima Yakovlev. That law, passed in December 2012 by the Russian Parliament, took effect Jan. 1, 2013. It is informally named after a Russian orphan adopted by a family from Purcellville, Va., who died of a heat stroke after being left in a parked car for nine hours.

Russian law had previously allowed unmarried Russian or foreign citizens to adopt after undergoing background checks.

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  1. que pena…

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:21pm
  2. Russia can suck it!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:21pm
  3. Unfaithful people!!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:22pm
  4. Russia has gone off the deep end.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:22pm
  5. I guess this person thinks children can turn gay if loved by two people.??

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:22pm
  6. No, they subscribe to the disgusting propaganda that gay people will molest their children and thus turn them gay.

    Replied on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:26pm
  7. I'm a survivor of sexual abuse. My stepfather the freak, whose straight. A pedophile and a child molester is not the same thing.

    Replied on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:41pm
  8. Russia is has become a despicable country. I many ways, it already has been for a long time. My thoughts go out to the LGBT community in that communist hellhole.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:22pm
  9. Well I guess there will be a lot of kids without homes then

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm
  10. Well, now people are going to say they live in different states

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm
  11. Pathetic behaviour!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm
  12. Yes Russia punish the children to further your bigotry .

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm
  13. That’s absurd

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm
  14. Oh darn who else will be willing to pay a fortune for them now?

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm
  15. I’m with frank stalone but rusians fucking stupid

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:23pm
  16. good lord they need to get the stick that’s in their ass out. its getting annoying

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:24pm
  17. Russia: Obsessed with gay sex

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:24pm
  18. wow russia.. wow…

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:25pm
  19. Putin is a bastard !

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:25pm
  20. so sad for the kids, my niece and nephew have been and are terrific additions to our family!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:25pm
  21. Wow… That was fast… -_-’

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:25pm
  22. So they will stay in orphanages instead? Oh nice. Yea, that’s protecting children.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:25pm
  23. Russia? You mean us #2?

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:26pm
  24. THESE MOTHAFUCKAS ARE CRAZY!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:26pm
  25. barbaric

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:26pm
  26. Too bad for the kids…They could be raised by uber rich Americans.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:26pm
  27. The us is turning into russia and fast.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:26pm
  28. congratulation…again :

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:26pm
  29. deny love to kids in need of affection and un conditional love because of your bigotry.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:27pm
  30. What do Russia and the Republican Party not have in common? It was a shorter list, so…

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:27pm
  31. Who elects these idiots?

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:28pm
  32. *facepalm*

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:28pm
  33. And the Olympics aren’t even over yet..Huh, guess they got what they wanted and now screw human dignity.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:28pm
  34. F**k you Russia you will never see my money

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:28pm
  35. This law is just stupid, vindictive bigotry. Russia doesn’t care a bit about its children. It just wants to reinforce its status as a Third World country.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:28pm
  36. THEY’RE CRAZY.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:28pm
  37. Ridiculous. He’s taking it out on the children now.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:28pm
  38. That is so unfair to people who want to adopt and to the kids that deserve to be adopted from all over the world and in case Russia do not get it the LGBTQ people make great people no matter where they come from

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:29pm
  39. Unbelievable.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:29pm
  40. Too disgusted for words.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:29pm
  41. You BASTARDS!

    Replied on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:33pm
  42. Same here!

    Replied on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:16pm
  43. Ok so dislike

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:29pm
  44. Fuck you Putin. Piece of shit tyrant needs to be put out of his misery. Pretty soon fire is going to be fought back with fire.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:31pm
  45. Once again, Russia’s bigotry penalizes its citizens. Disgusting.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:31pm
  46. Facebook, when are we getting that “dislike” button?

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:31pm
  47. Ever get the feeling that Russia is just screaming to be left alone? They don’t like gays on any level and Putin, his radical Neo-Nazi’s, the dorks in parliament etc., want things their way and fuck anyone who thinks either wise. Putin and the lot want the dark ages to return. They want a (cough, cough) normal society. Normal? What the fuck is normal? Let them keep digging that proverbial hole and let the world as we know it, fill it in, pour as much concrete as we can mix and post a brightly colored “Rainbow” sign stating “EVIL IS BURIED HERE, DO NOT REVIVE!”

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:31pm
  48. This is insane.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:31pm
  49. This evil homophobic regime has no limits they should be removed from office!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:32pm
  50. Putin is a closet case

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:32pm
  51. someone just go and blow up their government omg

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:33pm
  52. They should be adopting their own kids anyway, do they really need a Law for that

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:33pm
  53. Keep burying urselves Russia!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:34pm
  54. Wow… stupidity a Russian family value

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:35pm
  55. My heart goes out to all the gay people, and families/friends of gay people who have to endure a reich of uneducated decision making. May the future bring possibilities and tolerance.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:35pm
  56. Oh man…..RUSSIA is going downhill soooo fast and cutting off all ties. Soon smething bad will happen.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:35pm
  57. What.the.fuck.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:35pm
  58. What country in their right mind would let those mean bigoted people adopt their orphans anyway.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:36pm
  59. Well we should be adopting babies here anyways… Screw Russia!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:36pm
  60. Surprised? That country is evil and spreads hate worldwide. Sorry the children will suffer in that nasty place.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:36pm
  61. That makes sense! Do that while you condone men in American “buying” your women and ordering brides! That ia totally moral and acceptable! #Eww.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:37pm
  62. Fuck Russia

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:37pm
  63. their loss

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:37pm
  64. How stupid! These children would have really great homes! after all when you are gay, you have to go through a whole bunch of hurdles to just adopt. So therefor having to go thru all that planning, time, effort and im sure some tears, those adopted babies are really wanted. If people have such a problem with gays being parents, then maybe straight couples should be more responsible when it comes to preventing an unwanted pregnancy. Its sad when your own prejudice hinders children from having a forever.home and be loved. This is sickening

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:38pm
  65. >Russia has shown it’s self to be the most fucked up backward country in the world……smh

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:38pm
  66. Mother fucking idiots

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:38pm
  67. russia can you fucking stop wow

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:39pm
  68. Russia is a dying country, indoctrinating haters, bullies, killers and thugs and now sentencing their children to a futile existence in a barren, brutal land.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:39pm
  69. Then take care of your OWN damn kids then. I see the child’s happiness is not what’s important here. SAD

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:40pm
  70. Fuck you Putin!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:41pm
  71. So basically they’re just making a child’s stay in the orphanage longer. That’s really too bad.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:42pm
  72. HOW BOUT NOT FOR MOTHER RUSSIA THAT COUNTRY IS WELL JUST STUPID THEIR MAKING THEIR OWN GRAVE ..

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:43pm
  73. You and the comedian I just had the misfortune of watching really really suck

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:45pm
  74. This is all part of Putin’s “Let’s keep our orphans in impoverished misery” program.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:46pm
  75. USA ,USA!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:50pm
  76. Wow…yeah, its way better to be an orphan…

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:51pm
  77. C’mon Russia really?

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:53pm
  78. This is very sad and unfortunate, Michael.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:54pm
  79. These people are just STUPID……

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:57pm
  80. Russia is moving back into the Dark Ages.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:57pm
  81. It’s sickening that even some adults are kids first bullies.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:58pm
  82. Now the kids in Russia who need loving parents will sit in a queue longer and then be adopted by some bigots who hate any type of democracy.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:58pm
  83. This is pathetic!! Sick bastard!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:58pm
  84. Very sad for the children

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 9:58pm
  85. This is none of their business. They ought to be happy

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:00pm
  86. FUCK PUTIN AND HIS ASS HOLE GOVT, A BUNCH OF IGNORANT FUCKWADS, THAT HAVE THEIR HEADS BURIED IN THE FUCKING SAND

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:02pm
  87. Screw Russia

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:02pm
  88. I feel bad for all the orphans that would be adopted into loving homes. What is better a family or an institution ? Russia you’re going back to the Cold War era.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:03pm
  89. Why won’t it just be like north Korea

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:03pm
  90. Russia is officially a lowlife country.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:06pm
  91. Russia is a lost cause. It had a chance but it has squandered it. To hell with them (says the father of a child adopted from one of the countries from the former Soviet Union.).

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:07pm
  92. They would rather let these kids grow up in an orphanage
    instead of being adopted by
    two loving parents who happen to be gay.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:08pm
  93. yea because its so much better for those poor kids to sit n orphanages =(

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:08pm
  94. I’m going to vomit on this.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:08pm
  95. I love *sarcasm* how a ton of you are blaming RUSSIA and not PUTIN. You think all of Russia supports this? That everyone in Russia is a homophobic asshole? If you want to blame someone, blame the leaders, not the entire country.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:09pm
  96. Can someone please slap some sense into these people? This is just horrible.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:13pm
  97. We must boycott Russia!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:15pm
  98. Wow that is sick .

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:16pm
  99. Then fuck russia

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:16pm
  100. Im just currious where is the United staes on this since it varies from state to state

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:18pm
  101. Fuckin Putin…

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:19pm
  102. If the people of Russia have a problem with what he is doing then TAKE A STAND !! Otherwise, Russia and Putin are going to be clumped together.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:21pm
  103. Fuck them let them live in the czarist 1700′s

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:23pm
  104. Russia isn’t the only countries that people can adopt from. Forget these ass holes.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:24pm
  105. I guess none of their children are going to be adopted. Who suffers? And if they are such a moral people, why do they have so many orphans? Orphans with medical problems from alcohol and drugs in their systems. Alcoholics are upstanding citizens? Drug addicts are upstanding citizens?

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:26pm
  106. Your on Yah own Russia GOODBYE

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:30pm
  107. Who cares all those Russian babies are defective anyway…. My friend Shirley adopted one and all that kid does is bang its head on everything.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:32pm
  108. They have some children in those orphanages that are seriously damaged. I know folks who adopted from there and got some fucked up kids.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:35pm
  109. What the heck?

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:38pm
  110. Great make it impossible for the kids to get a good home and education and love because hatred and bigotry yaaaa I’m going to need your passports because you can’t come to our country where we strive for equality for all

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:40pm
  111. I feel really bad for all those orphans that need and want loving homes. Those that want and need loving parents. I AGREE, with Ms. GA’ RATE. It is that asshole Putin. Not the majority of the Russian people.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:44pm
  112. next step will be to “remove” children from same sex couples in Russia. This is frightening.. what is wrong with these people… disgusting.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:45pm
  113. It has been proven, beyond a doubt, that same sex couples raise children even better than heterosexual ones….bigots are so disgusting!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:45pm
  114. Let them keep their fucking kids.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:47pm
  115. Sick country!!!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:48pm
  116. F*ck Russia. Completely.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:49pm
  117. Good. Our homeless/orphaned and abandonded children HERE need to be adopted. Its all about white couples wanting white infants which are in short supply here, So they go to Russia. SMH. I’m not sure why, but Russia I reminding me more and more of the start of Hitler’s Germany….

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:49pm
  118. I agree Robert Smith fuck them completely!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:50pm
  119. putin is a very evil ignorant bastard! :**(

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:54pm
  120. This is very fortunate for the children of adoption!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:54pm
  121. Who gives a shit!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:55pm
  122. well lest banned them from coming to any western country ..unless your LGBTQI

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 10:55pm
  123. They should just close their borders and move all the gays to North America where they’ll be loved and appreciated. (In most parts…) Good luck matching your drapes with your furniture, assholes.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:00pm
  124. This is hysterical!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:03pm
  125. OMG, Ricky Roberts I am dying over that. So so funny!!! (And sad if true.)

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:04pm
  126. I guess Russia likes being on the receiving end of boycotts, financial pressure, and political turmoil. Maybe once the Russian people see how other countries are not falling apart due to equality, they’ll get those Soviet dinosaurs out of office.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:04pm
  127. Fine with me. They’ll fuck ‘em themselves.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:04pm
  128. Fuck you Russia!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:05pm
  129. Boycott usa.hows that sound

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:06pm
  130. Lol before everyone starts hating Russia take a second to understand it. Russia a country closed off reliant on nothing but internal population. They made the ban not because they don’t support gays. I mean its a small reason of the bigger picture. They are promoting babies. They want their population to grow not increase through immigration, so its not about rights rather than reason. I’m gay and i understand . People you must be aware of the world before you start hating it. Yes they should remove that ban but its an act, just like other things like the prohibition American once had. Russia internally expanding their demographics by taking an approach to pay people, to make children, and discourage gay rights. Its wrong, but you cant hate without understanding.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:09pm
  131. Russia may want babies, but the simple truth is that there are many children being warehoused in orphanages because no one wants them. Russia has MAJOR drug & alcohol problems & most of these children were born with fetal alcohol syndrome & other health issues. Before Russia banned US adoptions, several families from my church visited Russia to try to adopt. The conditions they saw were horrible.

    Replied on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:49pm
  132. And they were “awarded” the winter Olympics because…?

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:10pm
  133. Guess all those russian babies can die from abandonment for those that do abandon them. Sad thing.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:15pm
  134. Omg they are so sick!!!! That guys JUST LIKE HITLER

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:15pm
  135. Wow…. Unbelievable.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:16pm
  136. Great question David! Unbelievable, for so many reasons.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:18pm
  137. @christophercotter how can you be gay and be ok with this? It’s in no way about supporting there own people if u went there right now you would be Beatin close to death and it would possibly be video taped an streamed on web. Everyone is the same we only look different because different tribes walked in different ways and the climate changed appearances. This isn’t ok simply because there gay laws aren’t there at all they don’t like gays period doing this is perpetuating a vicious cycle as if a pure Russian could not be gay….of course he could

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:19pm
  138. Leave it to Putin to use little children to
    Play politics and spread ignorance and prejudice .

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:22pm
  139. hmm..poor angels

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:25pm
  140. Well, Susan, people say that the games shouldn’t be political, which on one level, I understand….at the games, themselves…but even then, to me, not saying something is like a crowd standing by watching someone getting bullied. A flag is political, and they are waved fanatically throughout the Olympics. I haven’t watched the Olympics, for 100% political reasons.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:25pm
  141. Well, that’s real smart! I’m sure it’ll make all of those countries change their laws! Fuck off Russia!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:26pm
  142. If I remember correctly they weren’t letting a lot of countries adopt their kids for a while now.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:28pm
  143. Russian orphans are treated much like stray dogs. They are warehoused in buildings that look like the worst animal shelters in the USA. They are neglected & starved, but according to Putin, that is better than being adopted.

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:39pm
  144. The 19th century is past…

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:48pm
  145. This is ludicrous! So those poor little babies and children will stay with no home or people to love them. This guy is such a bastard!

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:48pm
  146. Good Facebook Jesus says your page is gay God hates fags and sometimes niggers

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:54pm
  147. BOO! >:-(

    Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:59pm
  148. Finish the Olympics ,then get the hell out of that God awful place.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:00am
  149. Those poor children

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:04am
  150. Wtf…

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:12am
  151. I better return my kid, Tchaikovsky. He’s not applying himself to his music lessons anyway. Plus he’s a little Gay! I think it’s his Russian heritage that’s the root of his intrinsic evil.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:17am
  152. What is the next effing thing that will do?

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:23am
  153. Keep your unwanted kids? Really. Just WHO will feed & clothe them in Russia? Putin? Fucking idiots.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:25am
  154. Lol if they are worried about their inner population there will be some overcrowding. The Russians have several kids in orphanages because their parents dont want them. Now that they cut off the US adoptions I hope they find lots of money to provide care for them. It is because they are AGAINST gays dont be delusional

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:30am
  155. Perfect Dennis Malz…We won’t stop you.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:30am
  156. I hear you David, I totally agree with you!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:32am
  157. dear Russia you suck just saying

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:36am
  158. WOW this is SAD. just SAD

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:43am
  159. MaryRose Cullen I didnt say I was okay with it lol I said I understand where they are coming from. When dealing with an issue immediate opposition wont solve much unless you riot like most of north Africa. Its about understand not acceptance which is a common value we all share here isnt it. I said its wrong I was just letting people know why. If you eliminate the source of the problem ir goes away, but people are attacking the law itself which wont get anyone anywhere. Especially if you want change and provide liberation, you have to think deeper than whats seen.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:49am
  160. Boycott Russia!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:51am
  161. I believe that’s referred to as “cutting one’s nose off to spite one’s face”

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:52am
  162. Medvedev would rather let Russian children thrown away by their heterosexual families grow up in an orphanage than let loving families adopt them.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:07am
  163. DICTATORS WE SHOULD BAN AIDE TO CONTrIES that dont

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:23am
  164. boo i hope they all rot in u no were

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:29am
  165. Now you’ve entirely let me down PavLovva Spew’s'is’Tin whistle chance at a once in a lifetime redemption. If any of you citizens of “The Pink Bear” aka “Thor” aka “NOT A FAMILY MAN TO STAB A POISON QUILL IN THE EYE OF”, home town(still NOT a ‘father country”!(YOU R ALL REMNANTS OF THE INDIAN COWS INDIFFERENCE I”LL HAVE U UNDERSTAND ONCE AND FOR FINALLY!), well that little hole that appeared in ya funny cunt ‘presi’el’dente’ that won’t heal proper like is just a small piece of ‘blarney stone!’ didn’t any of ya’all ask ya’selves “WHO THA FUK WAS THAT ST GEORGE BLOKE AND HOW DID HE “REMOVE THE SERPENT FROM IRELAND AND HOW DID HE DO IT AND WHAT WAS THAT LANCE HE WAVES LIKE A FENCING FOIL REALLY MADE OF??” na! course not. too busy allowing yourselves to succumb to the usurper and his dreadfully pitiful attempt at developing a forgotten realm! sorry again Murdoch! there is only one shroud and one “tree of life” and you didn’t make it ya fukwitted little sponge wannabe maggot. you won’t even make it back as ash or dust, sugar basket!!! c yahMYweh cause your a not at all and never was nor will be and your gaggle of drool sucka’s ya thought was a “growing might” was just a little smoke across a mirror what allowed you to pretend to be just long enough for the good citizenry to remember “WHAT THEY REALLY REALLY NEVER EVER NOT ANYA NELLY WANNA FUKKIN B!!!! done done done fa tha diner’s CLUB SUBWAY SANGA!!! i won’t miss any of y’all. how about anyone else here?

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:31am
  166. So typically Russian. So ignorant, so Christian, so disgusting.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:37am
  167. Dang cause Russia was at the top of my list for adopting. Whatever!!!!!!! Just when u think they can’t do anything more ignorant! Surprise!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:42am
  168. Pray. For peace and change.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:03am
  169. Hey you jerks listen up: The cold war is over!!! Lighten up and get in sync with most of the other countries on the planet!!!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:03am
  170. Russia sucks end of story

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:15am
  171. Good! We don’t want Russia raising those kids anyway :( they might end up being beat to death for being gay

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:18am
  172. Kelsey LaPierre

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:28am
  173. Russia is in the dark ages!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:36am
  174. The international division of the Human Rights Commission needs to conduct an investigation into the conditions in Russian orphanages. Putin should be charged with child neglect.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:36am
  175. meanwhile … children are without parents

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:52am
  176. Retarded freaks!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:57am
  177. I guess they’ll just have to live with Russian families. And we can adopt children from here. No oceans to cross.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:04am
  178. Stupid idiot

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:10am
  179. Another great step in Russian history.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:12am
  180. What else does Russia want to ban Jesus

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:23am
  181. What CAN we do in Russia??????

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:33am
  182. Fuck that toilet !!!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:34am
  183. Screw them!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:48am
  184. I’m from Canada, and I can pretty much guarantee that we wouldn’t want to give our children to bigoted, ignorant people in Russia anyway.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 3:55am
  185. Too bad for the children… Maybe this is Putin’s method of slowing down the current decline in population…

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:10am
  186. I’m over Russia

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:26am
  187. Russian s are not Christian. ..they are fascists…

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:27am
  188. who the hell cares what they think?

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:28am
  189. Punish the family-less kids? Putin is no man.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 4:57am
  190. So what we have children here who need families

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5:05am
  191. That will keep the gay out!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 5:19am
  192. Shame all those kids denied good homes

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:22am
  193. lets ban all immigration from russia

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:39am
  194. I’m sick of Russia and their bullshit….

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:42am
  195. Isolating themselves.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 6:55am
  196. Russian state-sponsored homophobia is a shameful disgrace to all the decency and humanity that so many are fighting for!!! Sanction them!!!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:17am
  197. Not surprised !

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:31am
  198. well *this* slice of sheer moronic uselessness is going to take some work to undo.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:32am
  199. Russia will soon find themselves becoming one of the lowest regarded nations on Earth and a far greater shame to modern humanity than North Korea. I’m sick of their bullshit too, Ashley.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 7:53am
  200. These people (And I use the term loosely) need to be shot

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:02am
  201. Sad for the kids who need homes.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 9:11am
  202. They already ban Americans from adopting, no matter what your orientation is

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:23am
  203. Says a LOT about russia whey rather let kids suffer when let people adopt whem! :(

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 10:39am
  204. Can we ban Russia please…

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 11:45am
  205. Where and how on earth do they see justice here? I can’t get a handle on the logic behind this.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:07pm
  206. russia you are UGLY

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:21pm
  207. This is GOOD news, it saves more children from growing up in that awful country!

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:30pm
  208. :-( Those poor children in need of good families will be missing out. Statistics show kids are more likely to be abused in heterosexual homes. Sad.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:34pm
  209. Well well that country is going to Shit more and more

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 12:56pm
  210. COME ON WHO THE F K ARE THEY HURTING…..THE KIDS AND ANYWAY THEY TURN OUT TO BE MENTALLY BAD WELL MOST OF THEM

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:29pm
  211. I’d choose an orphanage over two mommies any day. Wait, what? Fuck off, Russia.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:37pm
  212. There are children in hundreds of other countries to adopt. Keep your ugly little unwanted brats *snap*

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 1:42pm
  213. This is terrible.

    Posted on Friday, February 14, 2014 at 2:25pm