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Puerto Rico Government signals support for gay adoption

March 20, 2013

The government of Puerto Rico is said to be supporting an attempt to overturn a ban preventing same-sex couples from adopting children in the US island territory.

Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court narrowly voted 5-4 in February to maintain an island law banning adoptions by gay parents.

Attorney General, Margarita Mercado, has now filed a motion in support of looking again at the ban.

She said the Puerto Rico Government favours eliminating unequal treatment based on gender or sexual orientation.

The issue of same-sex couples adopting children has featured heavily in the news of late.

During February, Germany highest court ruled that one member of a civil partnership should be able to adopt their partner’s stepchild or adopted child.

In the same month, the Russian Government reiterated its opposition to same-sex parents while commenting on a custody case.

Last month, Turkish authorities began procedures to remove Turkish children from foreign gay foster parents.




More: adoption, Americas, associated press, Gay Adoption, gay couples, gay parents, Puerto Rico, same sex couples, same sex parents, same-sex adoption, US

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