FILE-In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 file photo Irina Fedotova-Fet, right, and Irina Shipitko are trying to register their marriage at a court in Moscow, Russia. The Tverskoi District Court upheld a decision by the city's civil registry that said Russian law defines marriage as a union of a woman and a man. A controversial bill banning "homosexual propaganda" has been submitted to Russia's lower house of parliament for the first of three hearings Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)

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FILE-In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 file photo Irina Fedotova-Fet, right, and Irina Shipitko are trying to register their marriage at a court in Moscow, Russia. The Tverskoi District Court upheld a decision by the city's civil registry that said Russian law defines marriage as a union of a woman and a man. A controversial bill banning "homosexual propaganda" has been submitted to Russia's lower house of parliament for the first of three hearings Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.  (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)
FILE-In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 file photo Irina Fedotova-Fet, right, and Irina Shipitko are trying to register their marriage at a court in Moscow, Russia. The Tverskoi District Court upheld a decision by the city's civil registry that said Russian law defines marriage as a union of a woman and a man. A controversial bill banning "homosexual propaganda" has been submitted to Russia's lower house of parliament for the first of three hearings Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, file)
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