The Supreme Court in Puerto Rico voted on Wednesday to uphold a law banning same-sex couples from adopting children.
The Associated Press reports that the court voted 5-4 to keep the law which makes it illegal for gay and lesbian couples to adopt.
The grounds for the law were that same-sex couples do not consitute a traditional family unit, and argues that a mother and father is the best situation for a child’s well being.
The vote on gay adoption came just two days after, in the US commonwealth, a massive anti-gay demonstration took place, with some reports claiming that as many as 200,000 attended.
A number of bills which could offer more rights to gay and lesbian Puerto Ricans are set to be considered by lawmakers in the country.
Until now, same-sex couples could only adopt their partner’s biological child.