Putin Signs Adoption Ban For Foreign Gay Couples

Russian president Vladimir Putin has signed a bill banning the adoption of Russian children by gay couples from other countries. The legislation in the wake of France's legalizing gay marriage in May, and "is aimed at guaranteeing a harmonious and full upbringing for children in adoptive families," according to the The Huffington Post.

According to the Associated Press, this law limits adoption possibilities for 600,000 Russian children who do not have parental custody.

The Russian government has already barred Americans from adopting Russian children. Russia recently also approved legislation to outlaw all pro-LGBT "propaganda," out of fear that it could possibly corrupt children.