Portuguese President Promulgates Gay Adoption Bill

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Portugal was once the only country with gay marriage but no adoption rights for couples. That changed today when news emerged that out-going President, Aníbal Cavaco Silva, signed the same-sex adoption bill ushered in by a new Left-leaning Parliamentary majority.

The Portuguese Assembly approved the adoption bill in December, but the President vetoed it in January. The Assembly’s Left Bloc easily overrode the veto last week with some help from the President’s party. Since no changes were made to the adoption proposal, Silva was constitutionally obligated to sign the bill within 8 days.

The Wikipedia map below shows the current state of European adoption laws.

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Parabéns, Portugal.

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