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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.

Learn more about adoption from the JURIST news archive.




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