France National Assembly approves gay marriage, adoption bill

After days of intense debate, the bill was passed by 329 votes to 229. It must now win final approval in the Senate.

US condemns Russia’s ‘politically motivated’ adoption ban

The Obama administration has condemned as ‘politically motivated’ a decision Moscow to ban Americans from adopting Russian children.

US expresses concern over Russia`s adoption bill

The United States has expressed concern over a bill passed by the Russian Duma, which if becomes law, would halt inter-country adoptions between the US and Russia.