Russia should amend adoption deal with France in light of legalization of same-sex marriages - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin believes adoption agreements with other countries should be amended if these countries amend national laws in a way that this goes against Russian law.

Kaliningrad regional Legislative Assembly Chair Marina Orgiyeva suggested earlier that Russia should think about amending the Russian-French adoption agreement in light of the enactment of legislation legalizing same-sex marriages in France so that Russian children could not be adopted by same-sex French families.

"She is right," Putin said. "We should respond to what happens around us. We respect our partners but ask them to respect Russia's cultural traditions and its ethical, legislative and moral norms. I believe we have the right to make amendments to such documents. The issue is important, and we should think about it," he said.

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