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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

French court ruled gay woman may adopt

On November 10, 2009, a French court ordered the country's government to extend adoption rights to a gay woman. The court held that French adoption law, which currently allows single people to adopt children but bars same-sex partners from doing so, illegally discriminates against homosexuals.The ruling, which overturned a lower court decision, is in line with a 2008 European Court of Human Rights ruling, which held that France's adoption law discriminates against homosexuals in violation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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