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SOCHI, Russia—Russia banned adoptions by single people from countries where same-sex marriage is legal, regardless of the prospective parent's sexual orientation.
The new measure comes into law in the middle of a Winter Olympics already steeped in controversy over the country's attitude toward gays.
The decree, signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and posted on the government's website Thursday, also reiterates a ban on To Read the Full Story Subscribe Sign In Most Popular Videos Future of City Transport: Anchorman III Saudi King Salman Ousts Nephew as Crown Prince, Installs Son Popular on WSJ Most Popular Videos Future of City Transport: Anchorman III Saudi King Salman Ousts Nephew as Crown Prince, Installs Son Wall Street Journal Europe Edition U.
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